Real Estate and Construction Newsletter - March 2018
Welcome to our March newsletter, bringing you legal insight into issues facing the property industry.
In this edition we have included articles on the new National Planning Policy Framework, the collapse of Carillion and the launch of the 25 Year Environment Plan. Please do get in touch if you would like any further information.
National Planning Policy Framework: the road ahead
The long awaited proposals by the government to overhaul the National Planning Policy Framework have finally arrived. Claire Fallows provides an overview.
Collapse of Carillion - implications for the private sector
Our Construction expert, Andrew Keeley addresses Carillion’s demise and high insolvency rates in the UK construction market.
Launch of the 25 Year Environment Plan: What do Developers and Investors need to consider?
“A Green Future – Our 25 Year Plan...” was published in January and is to be revised periodically over the next 25 years.
Negligence Claims Against Valuers - A Return to Common Sense?
In this article, we explore the recent Supreme Court decision in Tiuta International Ltd (In Liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors Ltd  UKSC 77.
MEES - Will your property be lettable after April 2018?
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will apply to private rented commercial and domestic premises from 1 April 2018.
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.