Real Estate and Construction Newsletter – December 2017
Welcome to our December newsletter, bringing you legal insight into issues facing the property industry.
In this edition we have included articles on the Grenfell Tower inquiries and the latest case on rights of light issues as part of our Building Up campaign. Please do get in touch if you would like any further information.
New Telecoms Code coming (very) soon!
Any landowner wanting to remove a telecoms mast or other electronic communications apparatus from its property should take urgent note that the new Electronic Communications Code is expected to take effect within the next month or so.
Whose light is it anyway? Releasing rights of light reaches the High Court
Our property litigation experts explore rights of light issues in respect of landlords and tenants.
The Grenfell Tower inquiries: an update
In this article, we explain the remit of the two inquiries taking place as a result of this tragedy.
Building a commercial property brand
Our IP expert, David Fyfield, discusses trade marks in relation to commercial property.
The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017: What does it mean for Compulsory Purchase Orders?
Our planning team explains how the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 impacts on compulsory purchase orders.
Management company restrictions: Are they necessary or desirable?
A look at management company restrictions on title, their use as a tool for developers, the Land Registry’s current stance and future consultation.
Sparks v Biden – the courts imply terms to ensure payment of overage
We discuss a recent case which gives clear examples of when a court will imply a term into a contract.
News & Insights
Assessing the draft Building Safety Bill
Read our analysis of the Government’s most radical legislative reform to building safety in decades.
Untangling the Atlantic Knot: Tax reporting and compliance for US citizens living in the UK
As a US citizen, Sam must continue to report and pay taxes to the IRS. But as a UK resident, Sam also needs to navigate the UK tax system.