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.
Marcus Stuttard will provide his unique insight and a "state of the nation" market update.
Dismissal for refusing vaccination found to be fair
An employment tribunal found that the summary dismissal of a care assistant who refused to be vaccinated, was fair.
UK Construction Law Update: What Happened in 2021? What can we expect in 2022?
The panel will cover a number of key construction law topics to ensure you stay in the loop
Fraudulent misrepresentation and the awareness condition: will the Court of Appeal bring certainty?
Is the claimant proving that they relied on false representations?
A guide to buying residential property in England
An overview of the conveyancing process when acquiring residential property as well as some key points to consider.
Restrictive Covenants Declaration that a restrictive covenant is no longer enforceable
Emma Preece explores restrictive covenants.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Topland Group on two key transactions
Topland Group is one of the largest multi-billion pound, privately owned investment groups.
A Little Help from My Friends? New Measures on Assistance in the Collection of UK Taxes in Guernsey and the Isle of Man
An important development for individual taxpayers, trust companies and other professional services providers.
Property Patter: What can the property world expect from Parliament and the courts in 2022
What’s ahead in the world of property law during 2022
Environmental Land Management: Whose carbon is it anyway?
Everything you need to know about Environmental Land Management Schemes.
Top 10 Tips for dealing with Easements
Everything you need to know about dealing with Easements.
Emma Humphreys writes for Estates Gazette on the use of alternative dispute resolution in property disputes
The difficulties with court proceedings are becoming more pronounced as the courts struggle to deal with their backlog of cases.
The changing leasehold landscape: Government consultation on reforming the leasehold and commonhold systems in England and Wales
Lauren Fraser and Laura Bushaway explore the changes occurring in the leasehold landscape process.
James Souter quoted by Estates Gazette on the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the Gala Unity decision
Leaseholders who acquire the right to manage a building are not exempt from paying for shared services if part of a larger estate.
Philanthropy Insights – A discussion with John Pepin and Rennie Hoare of Philanthropy Impact
Join us as we discuss the current landscape of philanthropy in the UK and current trends, priorities and concerns amongst philanthropists.
Laura Bushaway writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on property guardians and ASTs
Laura Bushaway considers property guardians and possession proceedings.
The green lease: back for good?
Emma Humphreys and Phil Webb look at the growing interest in green lease clauses.
Expert Shopping – Seeking to rely on a new expert
A practice known as expert shopping may see the court order the disclosure of the previous experts.
On the employment horizon – 2022
We set out some of the key changes we anticipate over 2022 in employment law, and how to best prepare for them.
Playing for time with lease expiry
Emma Humphreys explores time with lease expiry from the perspective of tenant and landlord.