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Housebuilder tip of the month: Prescriptive Easements - avoidance tactics

Housebuilder tip of the month: Prescriptive Easements - avoidance tactics

Many housebuilders and landowners will be aware of the term “Prescriptive Easements”, but what exactly are they, how are they acquired and what you ca ...

Changes to HMRC Option to Tax Process – effective from 1 February 2023

Changes to HMRC Option to Tax Process – effective from 1 February 2023

Following a consultation period which ended on 28 November 2022, HMRC has confirmed that, from 1 February 2023, it will no longer issue letters acknow ...

Deadline for registration under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022

Deadline for registration under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022

The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the Act) came into force last year. We highlighted the terms and effects of the Act in our ...

Street Vote Proposals

Street Vote Proposals

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill was created with the aim to drive local growth, empower leaders to regenerate areas and ensure people across th ...

Real Estate - Tip of the Month – January 2023

Real Estate - Tip of the Month – January 2023

An additional bank holiday has been proclaimed for the UK in celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The coronation itself will ...

Commercial property - repurposing to residential

Commercial property - repurposing to residential

In recent news John Lewis has partnered with investment company, Abrdn, to repurpose three of its commercial sites for housing. The sites consist of t ...

Real Estate Housebuilder Tip of the Month - Deferred Payments and Security

Real Estate Housebuilder Tip of the Month - Deferred Payments and Security

The purchase price paid for development land may sometimes be deferred. The purchase price may paid in the future in one lump sum or there may be phas ...

Real Estate Tip of the Month - Execution of Documents - Cross Border Considerations

Real Estate Tip of the Month - Execution of Documents - Cross Border Considerations

There are differences between Scottish and English legal systems. It pays to bear this in mind when procuring legal services for property deals north ...

Beyond Learning

Beyond Learning

Nicky Fairbairn, a Real Estate Partner and member of the Education team at international law firm DAC Beachcroft and Scott Corfe, a Director at Public ...

More than the sum of their parts

More than the sum of their parts

Andrew Morgan, Head of Residential Planning at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, considers the value of purpose and the importance of partnership ...