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EG Property Podcasts – The Agenda: The high street’s woes are permanent

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Jonathan Seitler QC and Belinda Solomon debate landlord and tenant relations, the impact of business rates and the rise of online shopping – as well as offering their thoughts on the high street of the future. Click here to listen to this Estates Gazette Property Podcast. EG Property Podcasts — copyright is owned by… Continue reading →

Could the law hold back your workplace evolution?

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With the workplace becoming more flexible in every way – Belinda Solomon, a Partner at Brecher LLP explains how the very inflexible legal interpretation of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 could be standing in your way. https://www.devono.com/pdf/48/devonocresatheoccupier__q2-2018.pdf

Brecher Bytes – UK Property – Government publishes more detail on proposed beneficial ownership register

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Almost a year ago the Government published a series of questions, consulting on proposals for a register showing who owns and controls overseas companies that own UK property. The aim is to tackle corruption, but this also affects privacy structures. The Government has now published its response to the input… Continue reading →

MIPIM 2018 – Plus ça change

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MIPIM. Often derided by people who have never been, who assume that it’s all yachts and champagne, wining and dining, blagging and bragging. After all, there is only one letter between networking and notworking and it’s easy to understand why those who have never been think that notworking is the… Continue reading →

Landlords win victory on grounds for refusing a tenant consent to assign

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Emma Wells discusses the recent outcome in No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Limited v  East Tower Apartments Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 250. The Court of Appeal has held that where a landlord refuses a tenant’s request for consent to assign its lease (in circumstances where it has a duty not to unreasonably refuse… Continue reading →

Significant changes to telecoms code further impact landowner rights

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As the new telecoms code comes into force, Emma Wells and Andrew Nayager discuss how the changes will affect landowners and developers. Landowners and occupiers will, on the whole, be worse off than they were under the old code.  That is no surprise, given that the primary purpose of the Code… Continue reading →

Developers beware: New bill to protect grassroots music and other venues

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Developers would be advised to include details of proposals to protect residents from noise issues ahead of the Bill’s anticipated passage this summer, advises Anjana Ghosh.  This might include adequate sound proofing where there are existing music venues in the vicinity of a proposed residential development. What is an agent… Continue reading →