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Affordable Housing Exemptions and Vacant Building Credit Quashed

A High Court decision has led to provisions introduced in the National Planning Policy Guidance in late 2014 relating to affordable housing exemptions and vacant building credit being quashed.
07 August 2015

Latest rights to light case - comfort for developers?

In Scott -v- Aimiuwu the question whether to award damages for breach of a right to light was aired in court for the first time since the Supreme Court decision in Coventry v Lawrence.
01 July 2015


Deemed Discharge of Planning Conditions

Though the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order is consolidatory, there are some differences such as introducing "deemed discharge" of planning conditions.
14 June 2015


Real Estate Development Joint Ventures

Joint ventures are often adopted as a means of sharing risks in Real Estate development. Our briefing note overviews the most common legal structures used and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
12 May 2015


Quaystone newsletter ; May 2015

As the market gathers momentum we focus on issues concerning the procurement of real estate developments – early risk management and the versatility of the D&B approach.
27 April 2015

Private rented sector Energy Efficiency Regulations made

As anticipated in our earlier report, the regulations which will outlaw letting property with less than an E rated Energy Performance Certificate have now been made. 
22 April 2015


Warranty & Indemnity insurance: a useful tool in real estate transactions

Warranty & Indemnity insurance has increased as a 'deal tool' for the disposal of real estate assets, with a growing number of real estate funds using it on every deal. This note explains more.
22 April 2015


Insurance update - Reinstatement

Our March insurance briefing looks at reinstatement and considers the significant decision made in the insured's favour in the case of Western Trading v Great Lakes.
30 March 2015


CDM 2015

New CDM Regulations came into force on 6 April 2015, with a new CDM regime applying to virtually everyone in the UK who procured or provided construction works and services of any significance.
11 March 2015

No refurbishment rates holidays

Businesses are entitled to a rates holiday if refurbishment means the building is unfit for occupation while works are ongoing. But they might not be successful per a recent Court of Appeal decision.
25 February 2015

Residential development: the Vacant Building Credit – an unexpected bonus?

Why is Vacant Building Credit (VBC) making the headlines?
12 February 2015


Guarantees and Indemnities: Gordon Ramsay bound by automatically generated signature

Gordon Ramsay has been held liable under a personal indemnity for rent on his London restaurant, York & Albany. Mr Ramsay sought a declaration that he was not bound because he had not signed it.
10 February 2015
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