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Ignore the Planners and See What HappensMarch 30, 2017

A landlord who decided to go ahead with a property development after the planners had turned it down ended up significantly worse off after he...

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...

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Termination of Leases – Tips for Landlords

When tenants seek to vacate premises, reduce the size of their premises or renegotiate their leases, problems can be created for landlords. Here are some tips...

Termination of Leases – Tips for Tenants

Break clauses in commercial leases have probably received more attention from tenants in the last year or so than at any time since the early...

The Duty to Manage Asbestos – HSE Guidance

According to statistics provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. Every year...

Understanding Options

People who want to buy a property but do not currently have the means to do so, or who simply want to be guaranteed the...

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...

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