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Interested in acquiring the unused highway land next to your property?

February 21 2020 You have some overgrown grass or shrub highway land next to your property. The council never maintains it. Maybe even you maintain it. The public…

Is a landlord required to provide a tenant with an invoice in respect of the rent deposit monies?

February 4 2020 On the grant of a lease, the landlord may require a tenant to pay a rent deposit. If the landlord has opted to tax the property, requiring the tenant…

Preserving the openness of the green belt? The Supreme Court clarifies

February 7 2020 Fundamental to the National Planning Policy Framework’s (NPPF) protection of the Green Belt against inappropriate development is the concept of…

Indexed rent reviews: where do we stand?

January 28 2020 There has been much comment in the last couple of years on whether the Retail Price Index (RPI) as a key measure of inflation in the UK should be…

New RICS Code introduces mandatory requirements for members in business lease negotiations

February 21 2020 The current RICS Code for Leasing Business Premises was published in 2007. It is now to be replaced by the new Code for Leasing Business Premises…

Interested in acquiring the unused highway land next to your property?

February 21 2020 You have some overgrown grass or shrub highway land next to your property. The council never maintains it. Maybe even you maintain it. The public…

New RICS Code introduces mandatory requirements for members in business lease negotiations

February 21 2020 The current RICS Code for Leasing Business Premises was published in 2007. It is now to be replaced by the new Code for Leasing Business Premises…

Compulsory Purchase - The compensation rights for minor tenancies and long tenancies about to expire

February 18 2020 The Court of Appeal in Anixter Ltd v Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWCA Civ 43 has recently given helpful guidance on the compensation…

Government consults on First Homes policy

February 17 2020 The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published a consultation paper on the design and delivery of First Homes. The aim of the…

When do you need planning permission to keep horses in a field?

February 14 2020 You are thinking of purchasing a field from a local farmer to keep some horses on it for private leisure purposes. However, the field is currently…