Real Estate

September 21, 2022

Anti-competitive practice and land agreements

The cost-of-living crisis has made the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMAs) recent investigation into supermarkets’ land agreement practices even more important….

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September 6, 2022

The new Register of Overseas Entities – An overview

From the 1st August 2022 the Register of Overseas Entities was created at Companies House and requires that Overseas Entities (broadly being…

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June 17, 2022

Room for improvement in drawn out property disputes

The system encourages and assists delays in the progress of landlord-tenant cases, writesSteven Ross…

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May 3, 2022

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 – What to expect

As part of its program of Law Reform, the government recently passed the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 which comes into…

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April 20, 2022

Get your ducks in a row: Drafting rent review provisions in leases

Rent review provisions in a lease set out the terms on which the annual rent payable will be reviewed. The way in…

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April 12, 2022

“Share of Freehold”: not necessarily a sweet deal

Residential flats are often advertised for sale as “share of freehold”. This suggests that the flat buyer will acquire a share of…

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March 17, 2022

Affordable Housing Shortage Proves Decisive in High Court Planning Case

The chronic shortage of affordable homes is a powerful driver in favour of permitting building projects that might otherwise be considered objectionable….

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March 15, 2022

Houses in Multiple Occupation – Landlords Overturn Rent Repayment Order

Landlords who rent out houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) without a required licence are exposed to the double whammy of criminal prosecution…

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March 9, 2022

The Legal Status of Property Guardians – Court of Appeal Clarifies the Law

The practice of permitting so-called property guardians to occupy premises in order to protect them against trespassers and vandals is now widespread…

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February 21, 2022

Housing Project Survives Historic Airfield Owner’s High Court Challenge

Operators of noise-generating businesses sometimes have good reason to fear the consequences of residential development nearby. In one case, however, planning permission…

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