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Restrictive Covenant Modification Enables Home DevelopmentJune 15, 2017

Restrictive covenants often date back many years and a delicate balance sometimes has to be struck between their enforcement and the public interest in efficient...

Council Obliged to Give Reasons for Approving Stadium DevelopmentJune 1, 2017

There is no statutory requirement for local authorities to give reasons for granting planning consent. However, an important Court of Appeal case concerning a football...

Penal Landlord and Tenant Agreement Struck Down by High CourtMay 10, 2017

Penal contractual terms that seek to impose exorbitant or unconscionable obligations are generally not worth the paper they are written on. The High Court found...

Can’t Agree a Commercial Rent? Court Steps InMay 8, 2017

Calculation of commercial rents is more of an art than a science and disputes are sadly common. However, as one case involving a Polish-themed bar...

Landlord Repairs Must Be Reasonable, Not Most EconomicalApril 20, 2017

A long leasehold tenant has had mixed fortunes in opposing a charge for more than £55,000 after her council landlord undertook a major programme of...

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Removing or Modifying Covenants Over Land

  Covenants over property are a potential nightmare for developers but fortunately there are circumstances in which a covenant can be removed. If the beneficiaries of the...

SIPPs and Your Business Property

The Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) was introduced in order to give people far more control over how their pension pots are invested and have proven...

Small Business Data Protection Law Compliance Checklist

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) publishes a great deal of useful information for all organisations on data protection and compliance with data protection law. The ICO...

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Beginner’s Guide

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a self-assessed tax. The onus is on the taxpayer to make the necessary land transaction return, calculate the tax and...

Tenancy Deposit Protection Schemes – Rules

If you are a landlord it is vital that you are aware of the requirement that all deposits taken by landlords and letting agents for...

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