A potential no-deal Brexit ups the sustainability debate and government support promise The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission has published a report ‘Our Future in the Land’ designed to help shape a vision of a more sustainable future. Its recommendations highlight two key points: A no-deal Brexit could potentially have a massive impact on […]
“I’ve bought this property at an auction; would you just have a look at the pack?” – words that make a property lawyer’s heart sink. Why? Because once your client has bought the property at auction, it’s too late to deal with most of the issues that might arise. The auctioneer’s hammer going down is […]
130 apartment complexes in England have failed cladding testing since the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017. The associated costs with the remediation work are expected to be significant, but who is responsible for paying for these works?
6th February 2019
What has changed? If you are liable to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (see details below), then until 28 February 2019 you have 30 days in which to submit your tax return and pay any tax due to HMRC. It is important to note that this timescale is soon to change …
As the festive season approaches, the sight of brightly coloured and dazzling light displays in and around our cities, towns and villages has become increasingly more common. Love them or hate them, the lights and decorations will come out every year so here are some helpful tips and the relevant rules to keep in mind when transforming your […]
An Assured Short hold Tenancy (AST) is a tenancy of a residential property usually regarded as a short-term tenancy. However, the legislation governing AST’s does not specify a maximum term a lease has to be for it to be an AST. Therefore, a long residential lease could satisfy the criteria. It is important to know […]
In an attempt to reduce delays between the grant of planning permission and work starting on site, with effect from 1 October 2018, the Government has introduced new rules that mean that, subject to exceptions, planning permission for the development of land in England cannot be granted or modified subject to pre-commencement conditions without the […]
What is an overage agreement? An overage agreement is a formal agreement entered into by the seller and buyer of property where there is a reasonable expectation that it will be developed, or that a valuable planning permission may be granted, allowing the land to be sold at an increased value as a result.
Most people know that you may need planning permission if you’re extending your house, demolishing a building or constructing a new one. What many people don’t appreciate though is that you might also need permission to install a sign or other type of advertisement.
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