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Restrictive Covenant Modification Enables Home Development

June 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 ...

Council Obliged to Give Reasons for Approving Stadium Development

June 1, 2017

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

Penal Landlord and Tenant Agreement Struck Down by High Court

May 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 ...

Can't Agree a Commercial Rent? Court Steps In

May 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 in ...

Landlord Repairs Must Be Reasonable, Not Most Economical

April 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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Assured Shorthold ...

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