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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.
This article is intended to offer developer clients an insight into the current state of play with flooding policy.
Winckworth Sherwood has released the 2014 spring edition of its Budget Summary.
This decision represents a welcome return to the ‘pay for what you use’ principle and strikes a fairer balance between different creditor and expense groups.
The Court of Appeal has delivered some welcome Christmas cheer for landlords.
Many developers frequently rely upon their right to terminate a contract if a project is severely delayed by the actions of another party.
Developers should be fully aware of these neighbourly issues and risks, otherwise they could be faced with delays, increased costs and potentially an injunction.
To avoid last-minute hurdles, there are a number of points to be aware of during the development and plot sales process.