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Easements - rights of way
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2011

The grant of a right of way may be found to be limited in scope beyond the natural meaning of the words used where there is a clear contrast with the wording used in a contemporaneous reservation.


Energy Act - implications for the real estate industry
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2011

Landlords will be unable to let properties which fall below a prescribed level of energy efficiency unless they make certain improvements.


Landlord and tenant - what will constitute landlord's consent to underlet?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2011

Landlord's consent may be given before a formal licence has been entered into.


Contract - how a seller's failure to correct its reply to a buyer's enquiry entitled the buyer to terminate the contract
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2011

A seller who fails to update a pre-contractual statement if it becomes incorrect could be liable in misrepresentation.


Court of Appeal rules on validity of guarantees on lease assignment
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

Guarantees supporting tenant covenants under leases are commonplace in the property market, but they are never more important than in a time of economic uncertainty.


Carbon Reduction Commitment - a review of proposed changes ahead
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2011

In our previous alert we reported on the government's latest proposals to simplify the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), as they affect the property industry.


Landlord and tenant - rent review
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2011

The landlord and tenant in this case had been unable to agree on a rent review, and had referred the matter to an arbitrator in accordance with the terms of the lease.


What will compliance with FOIA entail?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2011

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has announced that the government will be consulting later this year on extending the scope of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to include housing associations.


Drainage - transfer of private sewers to statutory water and sewerage companies
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2011

Private sewers and lateral drains which are connected to the public sewerage system on 1 July 2011 will be automatically transferred to the statutory water and sewerage companies on 1 October 2011.


Compulsory purchase compensation
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 18 2011

In Yarde v London Borough of Newham, the acquiring authority made a compulsory purchase order relating to a house owned by Mrs Yarde.