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Refusing to pay up? You'll need a good case

Published on 16 September 2016. By Julia Edwards, Associate

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TCC enforces adjudicator's decision, finding no breach of natural justice or jurisdiction.

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Office to Residential Permitted Development Rights – an update

Published on 08 August 2016. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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The rights to convert a building from office use to residential without needing to submit a planning application are not new, although a recent decision from the Planning Court have brought them back to the headlines and suggest that they may be more flexible than anticipated.

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5 Partners = 1 Invalid Break Notice

Published on 05 August 2016. By Rhiannon Saunders, Senior Associate

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Landlords beware – if you hold property in the name of a partnership which consists of more than four individuals, and you serve a break notice on your tenants in the partnership name, it may not be valid.

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Brexit and the housing crisis – where are we now?

Published on 01 August 2016. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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It is only a couple of months since the Government restated its 'one million homes by 2020' pledge. How does Brexit impact on this

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Brexit and the housing crisis – where are we now?

Published on 01 August 2016. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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It is only a couple of months since the Government restated its 'one million homes by 2020' pledge. It was always going to be a big ask, with talk of land banking, constructions skills shortages and delays in the planning system being bandied about on a regular basis

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Planning: the sequential test

Published on 26 July 2016. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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For those involved in retail development, a recent Planning Court case serves as a helpful summary and update on the interpretation of the sequential test set out in para 24 of the NPPF.

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Break Notice – All 4 one?

Published on 27 May 2016. By Rhiannon Saunders, Senior Associate

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The recent Chancery Division case of Levett-Dunn & ors v NHS Property Services Ltd [2016] EWHC 943 (Ch) considers the validity of a break notice served on four landlords, all "care of" the same address.

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"Innovative and sustainable" – Rio Ferdinand launches new redevelopment and regeneration model

23 March 2016

Former England football captain and Manchester Utd Defender Rio Ferdinand presented his new charity, The Legacy Foundation, to delegates at MIPIM last week.

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Global Real Estate Transactions to Hit $1tn by 2020

Published on 21 March 2016.

According to a new report released on 15 March by JLL, the global ageing population will drive real estate transaction volumes over $1tn (£704bn) globally by 2020, up from $700bn (£484bn) in 2015.

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Urban Land Institute publishes Second Edition of acclaimed Build to Rent Guide

07 March 2016

Last week the Urban Land Institute published a Second Edition of its acclaimed Build to Rent Guide - hailed by some in the market as a "Bible" for the PRS industry.

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