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Housebuilder Top Tip: How to keep options, pre-emption and conditional agreements confidential in the new age?

Housebuilder Top Tip: How to keep options, pre-emption and conditional agreements confidential in the new age?

The Government has proposed prohibiting the existing ability to protect interests in land (such as rights of pre-emption, options and conditional cont ...

Challenge to New Permitted Development Rights Brought Before Courts

Challenge to New Permitted Development Rights Brought Before Courts

We recently reported on the Government’s changes to Permitted Development in England introduced on 31 August 2020 for upward extensions and demolition ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - New Use Class E: The Change and the Challenge

Real Estate Tip of the Week - New Use Class E: The Change and the Challenge

From 1 September 2020 a new Use Class E (introduced via the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendments) (England) Regulations 2020 No. 757) r ...

A short reminder about Section 73 Permissions

A short reminder about Section 73 Permissions

Norfolk Homes V North Norfolk DC [2020] EWHC 2265 In this recent High Court decision Holgate J sends a clear reminder to developers and planning profe ...

Bywords for success

Bywords for success

Emerging as a viable long-term institution post COVID requires some fundamental re-examination, with or without recourse to the Higher Education Restr ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: 9 questions to ask upon receiving a break notice

Real Estate Tip of the Week: 9 questions to ask upon receiving a break notice

There is a growing trend for tenants to seek to exercise the break option within their leases in order to terminate their occupation early due to the ...

Update to the Rules concerning the Termination of Residential Tenancies

Update to the Rules concerning the Termination of Residential Tenancies

Most landlords and tenants will now be aware of the emergency legislation (the Coronavirus Act 2020) enacted by the UK Government at the start of the ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Compensation Sums and VAT – A Major U-Turn

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Compensation Sums and VAT – A Major U-Turn

If a tenant exercises a break clause and pays a break fee you should be aware that the VAT treatment is now different following two European Court of ...

Landmark 1954 Act renewal of a Code Agreement

Landmark 1954 Act renewal of a Code Agreement

Following the introduction of the new Electronic Communications Code in 2017 (“ECC”) there has been significant uncertainty in the telecoms renewal ma ...

Lessons from the tribunals

Lessons from the tribunals

What practical advice do the recent flurry of telecoms cases provide on dealing with agreement under the Electronic Communications Code? Members of DA ...