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How do I amend an existing planning consent?
Reviewing the two main routes to a planning permission's amendment, once it is granted.
HMRC disappoints house builders and partnerships looking for SDLT relief
SDTL relief will only apply where a partnership or LLP was the party acquiring the property in question.
Will housing replace the high street?
Consultation on further expansion of permitted development rights.
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.
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.
Q&A: Gas safety certificates and Section 21 Notices
Landlords can serve section 21 notice to terminate shorthold tenancies as long as gas safety certificate is given to tenants beforehand.
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: A covenant quandary, post Duval
How to avoid a breach of mutual enforceability covenant when planning any alterations on a flat?
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?