Landlord, Tennant and Property Articles

When is an Environmental Impact Assessment Necessary?

The The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 apply to any development likely to have significant effects on the...

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...

Mixed Premises – Legal Status

Living ‘above the shop’ is quite common in the small business sector and where the premises are rented, the lease will cover both the business...

Options and Pre-emption Rights

Prospective purchasers and vendors of land frequently wish to ‘lock in’ the other party to the deal and the means by which this is done...

Construction Act Changes

On 1 October 2011, changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (normally called the Construction Act) came into force. These apply to...

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Corner Shops Under Residential Development PressureMarch 17, 2017

Convenience stores are a common sight on urban street corners and provide a much valued service, but they are vulnerable given the ever increasing demand...

Doing a Deal? Professional Drafting Avoids Costly Ambiguity!March 16, 2017

There is little point in agreeing to settle a legal dispute if the wording of the deal is so ambiguous that it simply creates further...

Can Developments That Conflict With Local Plans Ever Be ‘Sustainable’?February 20, 2017

In a guideline decision on the correct interpretation of the sustainability provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the High Court has scotched plans...

Recording Studio Must Live With Demolition Project Next DoorFebruary 15, 2017

In ever more densely packed urban areas, hardly any development can take place without treading on someone's toes. The point was illustrated by one High...

Incorrect Procedure Can Render Possession Proceedings VoidableJanuary 19, 2017

Landlords frequently need to evict tenants, and where a possession order is sought because the tenant breaches conditions in the lease (typically for reasons of...

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