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Telecoms Code - the price is right. Or is it?

United Kingdom - March 20 2019 Landowners have historically put unproductive parts of their land to use by allowing telecoms operators to site apparatus on them and charging the…

How frustrating is Brexit?

European Union, United Kingdom - February 21 2019 In a painstaking judgment handed down yesterday morning, Marcus Smith J held that in the event that the United Kingdom does leave the European Union…

The Telecoms Code - A New Human Right?

United Kingdom - November 7 2018 The first substantive decision under the new Electronic Communications Code (the ‘Code’) was given by the Upper Tribunal on 30 October 2018 and it’s…

Getting One Step Ahead Of The Trespassers

United Kingdom - October 26 2018 The recent case of Vastint Leeds BV v Persons Unknown is a welcome decision for developers, who are concerned about the possibility of trespassers on…

Method in the madness: new certainty in valuation methods for viability assessments

United Kingdom - June 6 2018 Viability assessments for affordable housing have long been a source of frustration for developers. This difficult element of the planning phase is…

Landlords, let’s be reasonable: otherwise you might pay the price

United Kingdom - March 27 2018 Landlords take note, on the back of a recent case, you face an increased risk that tenants will challenge costs which they are responsible for in a…

Attack of the Triffids: Knotweed nuisance cranks up a notch

United Kingdom - March 8 2018 Investor, developer, indeed landowner in any capacity - recent rulings mean Japanese Knotweed is now more of a nuisance (and a costly one) than ever…

Buying in Wales? Why a speedy completion should be top of your priorities

United Kingdom - January 16 2018 Those of you involved in the acquisition of properties in Wales over the next couple of months should take note - if the value is over £1,000,000 for…

The 2017 Changes to the AIA Contract Documents: A Summary of the Relevant Changes to the Owner-Architect Forms

USA - November 27 2017 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts, the most commonly used set of construction contract forms on commercial projects in the United…

Real World results of the PA Valley Forge reverse tax appeal decision

USA - September 13 2017 In early July 2017, in a case titled Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP, et al. v. Upper Merion Area School District & Keystone Realty Advisors, LLC…