Residential Property

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 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 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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March 4, 2022

Do You Object to a Neighbour’s Development Plans? Consult a Solicitor

If a neighbour has been granted planning permission for a development to which you object, you would be forgiven for thinking that…

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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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December 7, 2021

Inheritance Tax Property Valuations – Don’t Dispense With Professional Advice

Residential property often represents the majority of a person’s wealth and valuing it for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes is, par excellence, a…

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October 22, 2021

High Court Detects Apparent Bias in Residential Planning Decision

Justice should not only be done but should be seen to be done. That phrase may be somewhat hackneyed but, as a…

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August 25, 2021

Embarking on a Property Development? Consulting a Solicitor is Step One

Before embarking on any form of property development it is absolutely vital to seek a lawyer’s confirmation that you are entitled to proceed…

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