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Government succeeds against judicial review of permitted development and use class changes
Reviewing the outcome of the High Court's recent judgement and changes to the Use Classes Order and General Permitted Development Order.
A change for the better?
Lauren Fraser and Laura Bushaway consider the ramifications of the Law Commission’s proposed reforms.
Crossing the line? A restrictive covenant upheld to protect a neighbour’s outlook
The Tribunal refused to discharge or modify a restrictive covenant which prevented a house being built in front of a certain building line.
Do all roads lead to commonhold?
The Law Commission says that adopting its proposed changes will make commonhold not only a viable alternative, but a preferable one.
Consultation on Minimum Energy Performance of private rented property
Reviewing the Government's proposal to amend the Energy Efficiency in order to improve the energy performance of private rented homes.
Q&A: Responding to operator requests for Code rights
Where the operator is seeking to exercise rights which are time-limited, the imposition of interim Code rights will suffice.
Q&A examining information notices and the right to manage
Can section 82 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 enable an RTM company to serve an information notice on a third party?
Are property guardians the solution for empty property?
A property guardian arrangement is usually made with a company which in turn grants rights to individuals to live in a vacant property.
An update: Further changes to landlords’ remedies for recovering commercial rent arrears
Two of self-help remedies open to landlords, but both of these have been restricted as a result of Government measures to support tenants.