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On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
The government has announced measures intended to give further protection from demolition and development to those public houses which are considered to be of most value to local communities.
The government has published a response to its consultation on improvements to the planning application process...
In the past five years planning promotion agreements – also known as land promotion agreements – have become popular with both landowners and developers as an alternative to option agreements.
We want to obtain a closure order and then use the new absolute ground for possession under the ASBCPA 2014. Does the tenancy agreement have to state the new ground before we can do this?
Service of a formal notice to complete in a plot purchase should not be entered into lightly — there are cost implications and practical considerations.
Shoosmiths has advised real-estate investment trust McKay Securities on the acquisition of a £8.75m mixed-use leisure scheme in Woking.
Shoosmiths has advised client Citygrove Securities and subsidiary Albemarle Developments on the major redevelopment in Telford’s town centre.
On a transfer of part of a site, complications can arise if the rights that are to benefit the land sold are not adequately addressed.
Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities on the purchase of Station Plaza, Theale, a major office development in the heart of the Thames Valley town.
Shoosmiths has worked with longstanding client Chord Investments to complete work on the sale, lease-back and refinancing of St Paul’s Place.
Shoosmiths is boosting its north-west real-estate team by bringing two new senior associates as well as a solicitor into its Manchester office.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published amendments to Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
Shoosmiths is growing its wealth protection team with the strategic hire of Jane Whitfield, who joins from Wellers Law Group.
Property transactions are frequently delayed because essential plans are not made available at the outset of a transaction.
The Advance Payments Code provides a protection mechanism for local highway authorities to ensure they are not unexpectedly required to meet the costs of new roads.
The recent Supreme Court case of Coventry and others v Lawrence and another should be welcomed by developers.
Further changes made to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 present opportunities for developers, but also add new complexities.
Finding solutions to flooding is a matter of high importance for the government, driving changes in the law relating to foul and surface water drainage.
As a general rule, positive obligations relating to land do not run with it — essentially they do not bind future owners of it.