Welcome to the June edition of our newly-styled Real Estate Newsletter, in which we are aiming to provide you with short, pithy articles to share our views and insights on recent and relevant developments.
The current financial and legal landscape in the UK has been shaped to a large degree by the EU and the development industry has adapted itself to this landscape over a considerable period of time. The referendum on 23 June will be telling for the industry, writes Paul Henty. Read the article.
A DEVELOPER'S NIGHTMAYOR - BOLD WORDS FROM SADIQ KHAN?
Sadiq Khan’s key election promises on the development of our capital city may have been bold. Alexander Gold considers whether he can actually deliver them, or whether they were merely election rhetoric. Read on.
LANDLORD MADE TO PAY FOR DISRUPTIVE WORKS
An art gallery tenant in a prestigious Mayfair building has been awarded significant compensation as a result of the disturbance caused by its landlord’s redevelopment works. Read here.
TOP TAKEAWAYS FROM THE QUEEN'S SPEECH
The second year of the first majority Conservative government for nearly 20 years includes proposed legislative updates for the private property, infrastructure and development sectors, Clare Fleming looks at the year ahead. Read more.
NEW HOUSING AND PLANNING ACT AND A GOVERNMENT VICTORY FOR SMALL SITES
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 has completed its passage through Parliament with some key changes to note. Sejal Patel also highlights a victory in the courts for the government on its approach to small development sites and the implications for developers. Read the article here.
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