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24 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes, Real Estate

Another rent payment day: landlords’ choices

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With another rent payment day upon us, our Real Estate and Property Disputes lawyers explore what options and remedies are available to commercial landlords.

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2 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Initial reflections on Leasehold Housing Update Report from the Competition & Markets Authority

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To read the report from the Competition & Markets Authority (“CMA”) and see that the CMA understands the plight of so many leaseholders and the urgency to address their problems will give much needed comfort to them.

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What’s best for landowners? A promotion or option agreement – it’s just like apples and pears

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A question frequently asked by landowners is what is the difference between an option agreement and a promotion agreement? And which should they enter into?

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7 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes, Real Estate

How to prevent private and public rights over potential development land

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For landowners who own land with development potential, preventing the creation of public and private rights of way over land by long user is always an issue. Such rights can devalue the development potential, or even make development unrealistic when small sites are concerned.

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Promotion Agreements – 10 things for landowners to think about

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Promoters have become an established part of the world of development. By entering into an agreement (known as a Promotion Agreement) with them landowners can use the skill, knowledge and funds of an experienced developer to obtain planning permission for their land, even if not currently earmarked for development.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Real Estate

Highways Works Agreements (“Section 278 Agreements”)

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Option agreements – Commercial Property

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Commercial Property Sub-letting Process

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Risk assessment – purchase of business premises

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Commercial Property Lettings Process

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21 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate, Uncategorized

Development agreements – a key clause for landowners to ensure compliance

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As a landowner, when you enter into a contract with a developer – whether it is an option agreement, promotion agreement, land development agreement or a hybrid of these – you do so in the expectation that they will largely fulfil their obligations without the need to go to law to enforce them. But what if they do not?

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6 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate, Uncategorized

The Government’s latest action to fix “the broken housing market”

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The Government has recently published its draft revised National Planning Policy Document and is consulting on it until 10th May. It sees this revised policy as a key step towards achieving its goal of 300,000 new homes being built every year. It seeks to make a number of important changes and a few key ones are highlighted in this article.

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