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The developer remediation contract requires signatory developers to take responsibility for work required to address ‘life-critical fire-safety’ defects in buildings of 11 metres and over, that they developed or refurbished over the last 30 years in England (unless they acted solely as a contractor). Eligible developers who do not sign the developer remediation contract, or […]

I think most of us are aware that as a country we are not building enough homes and last year, despite the highest rate of building for a decade, only 250,000 homes were built against a target of 300,000. The fact that this target has never been met has terrible consequences for people and communities. […]

We are only six months away from the implementation of biodiversity net gain (“BNG”) requirements in the Environment Act 2021, which will become mandatory at the start of November 2023 and will apply to most development sites with some limited exceptions. Secondary legislation and regulations, including exemptions, are still evolving, but the government has made […]

Having an adopted highway exactly where you need it to access your site is almost like development magic. Essentially, often the difference between everyone having access for everything, and no one having access for anything. But how do we know whether the highway fairy has waved their wand over a piece of land? In a […]

Welcome to our first Real Estate blog for 2023, where we will be demystifying the topics around tax freezer clauses. What is a tax freezer clause? Tax freezer clauses (also known as tax suspension clauses) are mainly used in land promotion and option agreements to give the landowner protection against future rises in capital gains […]

National leading law firm Freeths has promoted Partner James Hart to lead the Real Estate team across the Midlands region, and Patrick Adie has also been named National Head of Housebuilding & Strategic Land. James is now responsible for coordinating the firm’s Real Estate teams across its four Midlands offices in Birmingham, Derby, Leicester and […]

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