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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 →

COVID-19: Advice to Landlords and Tenants

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We have already seen landlords and tenants working together in positive and collaborative ways to keep business moving and to minimise the impact of the current crisis. We all await further news of potential legislative intervention to assist the property sector and will be ready to offer guidance with the… Continue reading →