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The NPPG includes a proposal that a financial credit should be applied to affordable housing contributions where buildings are brought back into use or demolished in order to allow redevelopment.
Various factors can be taken into account at site set-up which will make a development more attractive to a purchaser of the reversionary interest of the freehold.
With a new set of regulations on the horizon, we are about to see the most significant changes to the EU procurement regime in a decade.
Overriding interests in registered land have long been and remain a controversial area of debate for practitioners and academics alike.
The Court of Appeal has handed down a decision which reminds us of the importance of carefully considering the treatment of VAT during any land transaction.
Fear of defeat prompted the UK government to announce an intention to devolve further powers to Scotland.
In its decision of 28 October 2014, the Court of Appeal has sensibly overturned the High Court decision in Phillips v Francis.
In the context of personal insolvency, the most valuable asset within the estate is often the property in which the bankrupt resides and in which he has an interest.
On the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the trustee in bankruptcy. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate.
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision that will be welcomed by consultants and developers alike.
The tenant’s right of first refusal was introduced to prevent landlords from selling the reversionary interest in a tenant’s flat without the tenant’s knowledge.
Tough new legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour gives housing associations greater powers, says Winckworth Sherwood’s Ausilia Matraxia.
The Court of Appeal has held that administrators must make payment in respect of rent for any period during which he retains possession of the demised property.
The biggest changes to the capital allowances rules since July 1996 have been introduced for buyers and sellers of commercial property.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the government would be ‘removing all obstacles that remain to development on brownfield sites’.
Service charge disputes are common in the landlord and tenant relationship, whatever the nature of the property being leased.
A number of developers and private landlords have become unstuck by a little-known legal provision set out in the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.
The Immigration Act, which received royal assent on 14 May 2014, requires private landlords to ensure that prospective tenants are in the UK legally.
There are significant proposals this year on areas such as infrastructure, pensions, zero-hours contracts, ‘modern slavery’ and recall of MPs.
There are now a number of government-backed schemes in existence with the intention of making home ownership more affordable and accessible to the general public.