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Short Read :  Permitted Development. Upward extensions. The rules.

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The Government has introduced several new permitted development rights to allow upwards extensions to various existing properties including houses and commercial properties. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2020 will come into effect on 31 August 2020 and is the second phase of the… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Delays: Joint Ventures & Development Management Agreements

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Sometimes a joint venture  arrangement between a developer and an equity investor will involve both a development management arrangement and a bespoke joint venture agreement of some sort. We deal with both aspects. In Part I, we deal with Development Management Agreements. In Part II we deal with Joint ventures… Continue reading →

Construction Industry Scheme – is this you?

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Susan Perry discusses the tax implications of payments to contractors and sub-contractors. Designed to stop the Government losing tax income due to the prevalence of cash-in-hand payments by construction businesses, the Construction Industry Scheme places a heavy administrative burden on contractors, or those deemed by the scheme to be contractors…. Continue reading →

Bad vibrations: Navigating nuisance construction claims

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What rights do neighbours have when construction gets noisy and troublesome? Jonathan Pawlowski, construction litigation partner at Brecher Solicitors reports. The London skyline is constantly evolving, with tired old buildings being replaced by ever more adventurous skyscrapers redefining the City’s visual identity. These new structures are often marmite, but we soon fall in… Continue reading →

Cautionary tale on payment pitfalls under construction contracts

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Jonathan Pawlowski, partner at Brecher Solicitors, reviews the lessons of Leeds City Council v Waco UK Ltd. Payment provisions under the majority of construction contracts are governed by the requirements put in place by the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996. These provisions have caught out many an unwary… Continue reading →