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Landlords: New Electricity Regulations. Are you up to speed?

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The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) have now been published and seem to be causing a storm in the letting industry. The regulations apply to all private rented sector properties (including HMOs) in England.

COVID-19 NEWSFLASH: New Code of Practice

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The Government has now published the new code of practice, developed in conjunction with leaders from the retail, hospitality and property sectors, which is intended to reinforce and promote good practice amongst landlord and tenant relationships as they deal with the financial impact of the pandemic.   The objective of… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Back to the future: No winding-up, on the basis of law not yet in force

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Short Read: Despite the law not yet being in force, the High Court has this week granted an unnamed high street retailer an injunction preventing one of its landlord creditors from presenting a winding-up petition against it on the expectation that the restrictions in the Bill will shortly be enacted…. Continue reading →

COVID-19: And relax. The Land Registry changes its rules.

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It’s rare that the Land Registry does anything which anyone outside the world of property law might want to read about, but today, May 4th, is that day. “Changes to identity verification and signing deeds” is not, you might agree, the snappiest title from GOV.UK but it does what it… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Restaurant to takeaway use. Planning to do it?

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New legislation, allowing a change from restaurant use to takeaway, without applying for planning permission, is a vital lifeline to the restaurant sector, enabling it to adapt and stay afloat during the current unprecedented crisis. Previously a change of use from A3 or A4 to a takeaway would have required… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Planning permissions: Deemed discharge.

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At this critical time, when Local Planning Authorities (“LPAs”) are contending with the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, the deemed discharge provisions introduced in 2015, to reduce delays in the planning process are a valuable mechanism to secure approval of planning conditions without having to wait for a condition discharge… Continue reading →

UK Residential Property – Changes to CGT 6 April 2020

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  A change in capital gains tax legislation relating to the sale of UK residential property by a UK resident (individual or trustee) takes effect as from 6 April 2020.  This change was announced by the Government in the recent budget and had in mind the impact of COVID-19.  It… 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 →