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Getting the green light

Getting the green light

We have recently supported a round table discussion with the Social Market Foundation, with delegates from the private and public sector, to consider ...

Considering the conversion of commercial accommodation to residential

Considering the conversion of commercial accommodation to residential

Andrew Morgan, planning partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft considers the conversion of commercial accommodation to residential.  

Housebuilder Tip of the Month - Don’t assume that your responsibility for defects ends on the expiry of the DLP

Housebuilder Tip of the Month - Don’t assume that your responsibility for defects ends on the expiry of the DLP

It is important that all parties to a contract understand the difference between the Defects Liability Period (‘DLP’) and the limitation period. These ...

Operators secure preliminary access rights to assess the suitability of a high security London Underground Building…but a subsequent right to install apparatus is far from certain

Operators secure preliminary access rights to assess the suitability of a high security London Underground Building…but a subsequent right to install apparatus is far from certain

In this latest decision the Tribunal has re-affirmed its stance that landowners will, in most cases, find it difficult to resist operators’ requests t ...

Real Estate Tip of the week: Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 - The Winning Formula

Real Estate Tip of the week: Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 - The Winning Formula

The Court of Appeal recently considered whether the expressions used in simple declarations made by the tenant in order to exclude its tenancies from ...

Turnover Leases: The Devil’s in the Detail

Turnover Leases: The Devil’s in the Detail

As the UK retail and F&B property sectors increasingly embrace turnover-based leases to help both landlords and occupiers meet the challenges of c ...

Housebuilder Top Tip of the Month - Time for a Spring Clean

Housebuilder Top Tip of the Month - Time for a Spring Clean

With Real Estate being firstly about bricks and mortar, you’d be forgiven for thinking that data protection wasn’t really a huge concern for the secto ...

EPCs and Lease Renewals: Inconsistent Regulations

EPCs and Lease Renewals: Inconsistent Regulations

The EPC and MEES Regulations both seek to address issues relating to energy performance. However, the implementation of both sets of regulations often ...

High Street Insolvency – Court Decisions Favour Tenants in CVAs and Restructuring Plans

High Street Insolvency – Court Decisions Favour Tenants in CVAs and Restructuring Plans

Landlords have become used to the concept of the retail CVA over the past few years, but the new post COVID-19 breed of CVAs has been pushing the boun ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Non-Domestic PRS Energy Efficiency Standards: Shining a light on the Proposed Framework

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Non-Domestic PRS Energy Efficiency Standards: Shining a light on the Proposed Framework

On 17 March 2021 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy issued a consultation on the proposed framework to improve the implemen ...