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The Sun Also Rises on Pre-pack Administration Reform

United Kingdom - October 8 2020 In 2015, responding to mounting concerns about pre-pack administration sales, a set of voluntary industry measures were introduced to address the…

Higher MEES for residential properties? Have your say

United Kingdom - October 5 2020 On 30 September 2020 the government published its consultation on amending the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales)…

Prejudice to landowner is too high to impose Code rights on its land

United Kingdom - September 22 2020 The Electronic Communications Code gives powers to telecoms operators to acquire rights over private land to install their apparatus for the purpose…

UK COVID-19 - The FCA Business Interruption Test Case ruling - the end of the ‘Covid clause’ in leases?

United Kingdom - September 17 2020 This week the High Court has delivered its eagerly anticipated ruling in the FCA Business Interruption Test Case. The case was brought by the…

UK COVID-19: Government extends protections for commercial tenants

United Kingdom - September 16 2020 After much speculation the government has today announced that it will be extending protections that have been afforded to commercial tenants as a…

Challenging times - the Use Classes Order and Permitted Development Rights

United Kingdom - September 3 2020 Aside from the long-awaited “Planning for the Future” White Paper, the big planning and development talking points of the summer have been the radical…

UK COVID-19 - Further protection from eviction for residential tenants

United Kingdom - September 2 2020 Following emergency legislation in March 2020, intended to protect residential tenants from eviction during the COVID-19 lockdown (see our blog here)…

Restrictive covenants - more likely to be enforceable, but don’t forget competition law

United Kingdom - August 20 2020 A recent Supreme Court judgment has clarified one of the routes to challenging covenants limiting land use. It has adopted a new approach to assessing…

HMRC change their practice on VAT treatment of lease variations

United Kingdom - July 29 2020 HMRC has today published Revenue & Customs Brief 11 of 2020 (RCB), concerning the VAT treatment of lease variations. The RCB represents a change in…

A sign of the times - Land Registry start accepting electronic signatures

United Kingdom - July 27 2020 The Land Registry has announced this morning that, with immediate effect and until further notice, they will accept for registration transfers, leases…