Building Up: Adding Additional Storeys
With pressure for growth and land values at record levels in certain areas, property experts are seeking innovative ways to deliver high quality developments at increased densities. In this publication, we take a look at building additional storeys onto existing structures to help solve this issue. It is estimated by Knight Frank that 40,000 homes could be constructed on top of existing buildings in central London alone. There is planning policy support. We consider whether this is enough to rise above the challenges facing rooftop construction.
With thanks to Apex Airspace who have supported Charles Russell Speechlys in the compilation of this publication.
Practicalities in Cladding Claims
Insight into Issues with Cladding Claims
Q&A: Am I insured for COVID-19?
Laura Bushaway writes for Estates Gazette on a recent claim under the “disease clause” of business interruption policy.
Client alert: Construction under competition law spotlight
We outline the three investigations which have either recently concluded or are ongoing together with what this means for businesses.
Looking beyond the benefitted land: confirmation that an objector’s wider property may be considered in applications to discharge/modify restrictive covenants
Read our recent case study on applicants who were prevented from developing a new house due to a restrictive covenant covering their land.
Further extension of coronavirus restrictions affecting residential properties: Where are we now?
The extension will be implemented from and including 31 March 2021 by the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Case Study: One Blackfriars Limited
An informative and positive judgment for administrators selling high-value property in distressed and complex scenarios.
Keeping Up With Construction: Handover at Practical Completion - Practical Pointers
Practical tips for the handover of a successful project.
Temporary restrictions on winding-up petitions extended until 30 June 2021
As the restrictions are extended, read what it means for you here.
Steven Carey writes for Building on whether a company can provide expert services in claims for and against the same party
A recent appeal case looked at whether a company can provide expert services in claims for and against the same party.
InvestAfrica: Checking in or Checking out? Financing Africa’s Hotels in 2021
The discussion examined the strategies investors and financial institutions can implement to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
Commercial rent arrears: what are the latest restrictions on landlords’ remedies this quarter day?
What you need to know for this Quarter Day.
To Promote or not to Promote, that is the Option: Top 10 Tips with Promotion Agreements
Providing you with the top ten tips with promotion agreements - what should you know?
Q&A: Do the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 apply to agricultural tenancies?
Reviewing whether the Electrical Safety Regulations apply to agricultural tenancies in the private rented sector.
Q&A: Parking privileges
James Souter and David Nicholls address a resident’s parking dilemma.
Property Patter: Business as usual? The impact of COVID-19 on commercial lease negotiations
What impact has COVID-19 had on commercial lease negotiations and will we see the effects last?
Infra.law - Spring 2021
Click here to read the latest edition of our construction and infrastructure publication, Infra.Law.
Assignment, novation and construction contracts - What is your objective?
What are the terms of the contract under which the sub-contractor carries out the works for the employer?
David Haines quoted by CoStar and Estates Gazette on the extension of the rent moratorium
The extension of the moratorium again “delivers another blow to commercial landlords”, with rent arrears already totaling around £4.5bn.
Adjudication enforcement and exclusive jurisdiction clauses post-Brexit
Does an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of a foreign court preclude an English court from enforcing an adjudicator’s decision?
Natalie Deuchar and Leonora Owens write for Pharmacy Business on the considerations to take into account when pharmacists look to obtain a new unit
Pharmacists should be aware of the law when considering obtaining a new unit.