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Real Estate Tip of the Week: A Weather Warning for Landlords

Real Estate Tip of the Week: A Weather Warning for Landlords

There is a perception that owners and occupiers should not clear ice and snow from roads and footpaths outside their premises for fear of being sued. ...

Real Estate - Tip of the Week: Enfranchisement - There's something in the Airspace

Real Estate - Tip of the Week: Enfranchisement - There's something in the Airspace

The recent ruling by the Upper Chamber of the Lands Tribunal in LM Homes Ltd and others v Queen Court Freehold Company Ltd reconfirms how difficult it ...

Real Estate Housebuilder Top Tip: Reasonable Endeavours - should I be relaxed?

Real Estate Housebuilder Top Tip: Reasonable Endeavours - should I be relaxed?

An obligation to use "endeavours" to discharge a covenant is commonly encountered by housebuilders when negotiating land documents. The effect is that ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Disclaimer: A Short Guide

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Disclaimer: A Short Guide

If you are a landlord where the tenant company goes into liquidation you should consider your options carefully before taking any action.  

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Co-insure, but don't co-exist

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Co-insure, but don't co-exist

An increasing number of tenants (and their advisors) are alive to the fact that merely noting their interest on their landlord’s building insurance po ...

Court confirms a realistic approach to housing delivery as opposed to an aspiration

Court confirms a realistic approach to housing delivery as opposed to an aspiration

The High Court has found that a planning officer's report had materially misled a planning committee regarding the impact a new development could have ...

Court quashes planning permission that inadequately considers impact on daylight

Court quashes planning permission that inadequately considers impact on daylight

The High Court has found that it is for a local planning authority to demonstrate the five-year supply of deliverable housing needed to avoid triggeri ...

Real Estate - Tip of the Week: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd - Cruel Intentions?

Real Estate - Tip of the Week: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd - Cruel Intentions?

On Wednesday the Supreme Court handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in S Franses Ltd -v- The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd, providing important gui ...

Housebuilders Monthly Top Tip: Development Agreement declared ineffective by Court of Appeal

Housebuilders Monthly Top Tip: Development Agreement declared ineffective by Court of Appeal

In the recent decision of Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire Council (2018), the Court of Appeal made the first declaration of ineffectiveness o ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Licence or Lease - Why it matters

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Licence or Lease - Why it matters

A licence is a personal, contractual right to occupy, a lease is a legal interest in land. The question of whether a party occupies under a licence or ...