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Knot My Problem?

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Japanese knotweed is a fast-growing, resilient plant with an invasive network of roots (rhizomes) that that can damage buildings, concrete, roads, paving, retaining walls and other structures.  Its presence on or near a property can significantly reduce its value or even make it unsaleable (sellers are required to disclose the… Continue reading →

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 →