Real Estate and Construction Newsletter - June 2018
Welcome to our June newsletter, bringing you legal insight into issues facing the property industry.
As part of our ongoing ‘Building Up’ campaign our Head of Planning, Claire Fallows, considers how emerging national planning policy will increase pressure on building heights and density. Furthermore in this edition, read about the latest case law, what the future is likely to hold for developer contributions and the first ever decision involving the use of emojis in a commercial context.
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The only way is up? How emerging national planning policy will increase pressure on building height and density
The Government is targeting the construction of 300,000 net additional homes every year, but where should all the new development go?
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
In this article, we address refusing consent to assign following No.1 West India Quay (Residential) v East Tower Apartments.
The Future for Developer Contributions
The Government has published its consultation document on reforming developer contributions to affordable housing and infrastructure.
How to avoid :( when terminating a contract
Read about the first case to involve the use of emojis in a commercial context.
It’s Never Riparian Rights (Until it is)
Any landowner or developer whose property adjoins or contains a natural watercourse should be aware of the system of rights and obligations.
News & Insights
Q&A: Mitigating empty rates
Timothy Morshead QC and James Souter answer queries on schemes to reduce empty rates liability.
Thumbs up – A company that embeds the Like button on its website can be considered a data controller jointly with Facebook
Companies that embed the Facebook “Like” button within their website pages can be considered as a joint data controller.