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
Court of Appeal gives Code operators food for thought
The Upper Tribunal's decision may cause some difficulties for certain operators going forward despite the victory for landowners.
Clarity in Party Wall Awards
This article reflects to the Party Wall Update written by David Haines and highlights the importance of drafting any award.