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MIPIM: 10 things we learnt about you

Published on 31 March 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning and Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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A round up of things we learnt during our first experience of MIPIM week, from what to wear to how to plan your diary and make the most of your new connections

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Engaging with Development – do we always know what we need?

Published on 29 March 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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Comment on the need for public engagement in the planning and development process, following a ULI presentation on The Well-Tempered City (author Jonathan Rose)

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Rent reductions in Side Letters: do they work?

Published on 29 March 2017. By Catherine Young, Associate

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Rent Reductions, rent reviews, side letters and retail.

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What chance is there for developers railing against Stamp Duty Land Tax

Published on 28 March 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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After nearly three years of the increased residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates and almost a year of the SDLT surcharge for additional properties, developers are mounting a call for reform. How successful can this be opposite a government under economic pressure?

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Planning to Protect Pubs

Published on 09 March 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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A review of recent article 4 directions removing permitted development rights from pubs and proposed legislation to protect them from development and demolition.

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Finally, a victory in the on-going battle against business rates

Published on 03 March 2017. By Sarah Blunn, Partner

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The Supreme Court ruling in Newbigin v Monks represents a welcome and important victory for UK property developers.

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The new statutory obligation to report on payment practices

Published on 28 February 2017. By Christina Cheriyan, Associate and Jamie Key, Senior Associate

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Key points (and links) for businesses to note about the draft Reporting Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 which comes into effect in April 2017.

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Guide to Real Estate Funds

22 February 2017

Welcome to the BVCA Guide to Real Estate Funds, the latest in our series of guides into business sectors, investment strategies and international markets.

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CIL review: A note of caution to charities

Published on 20 February 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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An overview of the CIL review team's recommendations for reform of CIL and consideration of the effect the loss of charitable exemptions could have on charities

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The Housing White Paper: 5 ways to boost delivery

Published on 15 February 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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A round-up of five key themes in the Housing White Paper which aim to increase land available for housing and boost build-out rates.

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