Steve Melnikoff

United Kingdom

Age: 38

I'm an embedded software engineer for a technology company.

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Apr
29
revised Why does Akrotiri and Dhekelia have a different relation to the EU than Gibraltar?
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Apr
25
comment To what extent is the Magna Carta considered constitutional today in Canada?
This isn't the whole story. After being repealed, it was apparently reissued three times, the last time becoming statute law. Small parts of it remain on the UK statute book today. This all suggests that unless it has been repealed by Canadian legislation, it could still be on the Canadian statute book as well.
Apr
21
awarded Supporter
Apr
18
comment Is a judge paid by the state allowed to hear criminal cases?
Is the first sentence really true in a parliamentary system? (This doesn't affect the rest of your answer, though.)
Apr
12
comment Is there a term limit for prime minister of Pakistan?
This answer refers to the post of president, but the question is about the prime minister.
Apr
11
comment Acts passed in the UK affecting criminal justice under Blair
@martin Yes, that's right.
Apr
6
comment How are the "Credit Card Payments" categories supposed to work in the web version of YNAB?
For what it's worth, this subject keeps coming up on the YNAB subreddit.
Apr
6
comment Buying a property for cash
Could you provide a source for the 40% statistic?
Apr
5
comment Resident tenants fined for parking in residents' parking area
While I agree that that is often self-evident, it seems that people don't always know or understand the difference between a parking fine issued by the state, and one issued by a private company. If more people did, I imagine that the latter wouldn't stay in business long! Hence my request for some evidence to back up your statement.
Apr
5
comment Buying a property for cash
@jkuz: agreed - though in the UK, it would be your solicitor doing that kind of work, rather than a realtor/estate agent. The other big delay can be the other people in the chain, so a buyer with a mortgage, but who isn't selling, could be more attractive than one who is selling, but doesn't need a mortgage.
Apr
5
comment Resident tenants fined for parking in residents' parking area
My point is that you're making unsubstantiated statements. Notwithstanding your high reputation on this site, why should anyone believe you? I know you're right - but only because I looked it up myself. :-)
Apr
5
comment Assignment and subletting of leasehold in UK
Anecdotally: I recently had a discussion with a BTL mortgage provider which had a similar provision for their mortgages. Initially, they were unable to provide a definition of "family", and admitted that even if they had a definition, it would be not be enforceable, as they weren't going to check. Eventually, they said that they would regard a "family" as a group of tenants who rent via a single tenancy agreement for the whole property, as opposed to each having separate agreements (as may be the case for an HMO).
Apr
5
comment Resident tenants fined for parking in residents' parking area
Could you provide some evidence for this? For example: moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/private-parking-tickets
Apr
5
revised What are politicians working towards?
Typos, etc.
Apr
3
revised In English Law, official guidance can state "minor" matters exempt from a statutory requirement -- but on what authority?
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Apr
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revised In English Law, official guidance can state "minor" matters exempt from a statutory requirement -- but on what authority?
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revised In English Law, official guidance can state "minor" matters exempt from a statutory requirement -- but on what authority?
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Apr
2
answered In English Law, official guidance can state "minor" matters exempt from a statutory requirement -- but on what authority?
Apr
1
comment Is "... to bring to your attention ..." a typo?
Ironically, you made a typo when typing "typo"... :-)
Mar
31
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