Property Patter: what’s the latest in the world of Essential Residential?
The Government continues to be very active in its proposals for reforming the law affecting the development, ownership and management of residential and mixed use property. Following on from the Queen’s Speech in May, what are the likely changes to ground rents, how is commonhold going to be encouraged and will ASTs ever return to a straightforward 2 month termination process? To discuss these issues and more, Emma Humphreys is joined by two of our residential property specialists, Lauren Fraser and Laura Bushaway.
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Record success for Charles Russell Speechlys’ Private Wealth practice in Chambers HNW 2021 directory
We are delighted to have once again been recognised as a leader in our field in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Guide.
Untangling the UK/Swiss Knot: Dealing with a cross border estate
What do the family need to think about following the death of a Swiss person with some UK connections?
Finance Bill 21/22: the implications for corporate taxpayers
The Finance Bill 2021-2022 was published yesterday. What impact will this have on corporate tax payers?
Barclay v Barclay: A Stark Reminder for Badly Behaved High-Profile Litigants
David considers the Barclay v Barclay case and if the judgment should be published, given it's severe criticism of Lord Barclay's conduct
Property Patter: dealing with COVID-19 arrears and the future of commercial tenancy relationships
What are the government’s plans for dealing with pandemic arrears and commercial tenancy relationships?
Emma Preece writes for Property Week on complying with vacant possession conditions
The Court of Appeal recently grappled with the issue of vacant possession in Capitol Park Leeds Plc v Global Radio Services.
Jennifer Berritt and Lauren Kelly write for P3 Pharmacy on The Lease Code and looking for better lease terms
The Lease Code published by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors took effect on 1 September 2020.
Property Patter: The Electronic Communications Code – what are the current issues with negotiating telecoms agreements?
We discuss some of the practical issues arising out of the Electronic Communications Code.
Charles Russell Speechlys releases H1 2021 deal highlights
Our deal highlights from the past 6 months are now available.
Joseph Green writes for Property Week on whether special-purpose vehicle leases can be used to avoid empty rates
A recent Supreme Court judgment clarified where the burden of paying empty rates should lie.
Housing-with-care considered in first ever parliamentary debate
The first ever formal parliamentary debate into housing-with-care focussed on the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on retirement communities
When does a claim "become known" under a contractual time bar clause?
Emma Preece quoted by Estate Gazette on the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision in Capitol Park Leeds v Global Radio Services
The Court of Appeal backed tenants in an unusual case about the condition in which tenants are obliged to return premises to landlords.
Q&A: Duval and consent for alterations
Q&A from a landlord and tenant on consent to carry out works in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in Duval.
Dispensation from consultation and major works
The Court of Appeal upheld the FTT judgement in Aster Communities v Chapman & Others, but what does this mean for landlords and tenants?
Property Patter: the whys and wherefores of receivership
What is a fixed charge receiver?
Later Living: The rise of retirement villages
As the over 65 years population continues to rise and retirement living grows, what does this mean for lenders?
Property finance disputes - what can be recovered from negligent advisors?
Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP – Clarification of the SAAMCO test by the Supreme Court
Mind the Gap: Top 10 Tips where there is Unregistered Land between Adopted Highway and Development Land
Providing you with the top ten tips of Unregistered Land between Adopted Highway and Development Land - what should you know?