Shared ownership – change to pre-emption rights download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 3-Jun-2015

The Homes and Communities Agency has removed the requirement for pre-emption rights to remain effective on shared ownership properties following final staircasing to 100 per cent ownership.

Private residential landlords: do you need a licence? download subscription

Goodman Derrick 1-Jun-2015

Private residential landlords renting out property in a ‘selective licensing’ area could face a fine of £20,000 and be ordered to pay back rent to their tenants if they don’t have a licence.

Assets of community value: a real impact on development download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 1-Jun-2015

The community right to buy introduced by the Localism Act 2011 is based on the concept of giving local people the opportunity to take control of assets and facilities in their neighbourhoods.

Commercial leases: a tenants’ checklist download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 29-May-2015

All the terms typically included for negotiation in a commercial lease, each with a checklist of considerations

New law to combat ‘retaliatory evictions’ weblink subscription

Walker Morris 27-May-2015

From 1 October this year, landlords who let English properties will have to be wary of a change to the law introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015. 

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Kazakhstan’s 100 steps: what changes to expect download subscription

Colibri Kazakhstan 3-Jun-2015

What is encouraging about the ambitious 100 steps is that majority of them relate one way or another to business. 

Luxembourg legal update: theft of intangible assets; new rules on market abuse; reversal of case law in France; and more download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 3-Jun-2015

Arendt & Medernach’s update provides a compact summary of the most recent national and European legal and regulatory developments.

Reserving your rights: reservation of rights letters download subscription

Gateley Plc 2-Jun-2015

If a lender becomes aware of an event of default under a loan agreement, prompt action should be taken by the lender in order to protect its position. 

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Back to basics – construction disputes download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jun-2015

Continuing our back to basics series, Wragges considers some of the practical points to consider if you think a dispute may be looming.

Scope of zero-rate VAT treatment of charitable construction works download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 2-Jun-2015

This article considers the scope of this rule and provides a checklist of the key points taxpayers should consider to benefit from this rule and avert future charges.

Who should be a principal designer? CDM Regulations 2015 download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 2-Jun-2015

The most significant change introduced by the CDM Regulations 2015 was the creation of the new role of the ‘principal designer’.

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New financial services expedited arbitration procedure introduced download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 26-May-2015

A new expedited arbitration procedure, designed specifically with the financial services sector in mind, seeks to address perceived shortcomings.

Focus on communications mapping download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 26-May-2015

In this article, Shepherd and Wedderburn takes an in-depth look at one particular tool of the interrogation trade: communications mapping.

Thomas Cook tragedy: paltry damages should be reformed download subscription

Stewarts Law 26-May-2015

…but regrettably, reform of bereavement damages is unlikely to feature on this Government’s agenda. 

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Back to basics – construction disputes download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jun-2015

Continuing our back to basics series, Wragges considers some of the practical points to consider if you think a dispute may be looming.

New openings for liens pursuant to the Italian Civil Code download subscription

NCTM 3-Jun-2015

The Tribunal of Milan allowed a concordato preventivo proposal to be amended, providing that additional resources for the creditors could be made available through a lien on real estate property belonging to a shareholder of the company. 

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Family Briefings

What is on the horizon for employment law? download subscription

Shoosmiths 2-Jun-2015

What plans do the Conservative government intend to implement and how will this impact employers? Shoosmiths summarises the headline employment policies.

Italian Data Protection Authority set to inspect apps and websites addressed to children download subscription

NCTM 1-Jun-2015

The Italian Data Protection Authority has started, along with other 28 privacy authorities around the world, a ‘sweep investigation’ on the online privacy of children.

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