National law firm Freeths has strengthened its Property Litigation team in Bristol following the appointment of David Shakesby. He joins as a Director from Osborne Clarke. With over 25 years’ experience, David specialises in advice and disputes relating to energy networks and renewables, focusing on a mix of issues relating to land rights, planning, compulsory […]
This is an interesting decision of the Chancery Division, which is a hybrid between the ordinary principles of contract law applicable to the proper construction of property documents and covenants and the principles of public law (and particularly those relating to the lawfulness and rationality of decisions) where the parties to a property contract are […]
RAAC has become the new buzzword in the news recently, but what is it and what should you do if you have it? What is RAAC? Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (or RAAC) is a building material used as an alternative to traditional concrete. It is porous and is commonly described as “bubbly”. The Standing Committee […]
Courts make orders all the time, and the court expects people to do what they are ordered to do. The consequences of not complying with a court order can be serious, as demonstrated by the recent case of Jones v Hamilton (acting through his Trustees in Bankruptcy)  EWHC 1216 (Ch), which started with the […]
National law firm Freeths has appointed real estate litigation lawyer, David Quinn as Director in its Bristol team. He joins from Ince. With over 13 years’ experience, he advises corporates, high-net-worth individuals, investors, local authorities, estate managers, landowners, collective leaseholders and management companies across all aspects of real estate. David has a particular focus on […]
All landlords, investors, developers, and tenants must be aware of the upcoming changes to MEES and EPC requirements, as there are severe penalties for a party who has not taken the necessary steps to comply by the deadline. Commercial properties The current position is that a tenancy cannot be granted to new or existing tenants […]
A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, we look at cases on adverse possession and what amounts to an unequivocal intention to possess; what issues can arise when a landlord wants to develop the airspace above a building; what happens when an overseas company […]
On 10 February 2021, the Government finally announced further funding of £3.5 billion would be made available to support the cost of carrying out cladding remediation works to high-rise buildings. Following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, as part of the Government’s wider Building Safety Programme established to ensure residents of high-rise buildings are safe, […]
Join Helen Bates, Philip Myers and John Flathers from our Leeds office on Wednesday 23rd September, as they discuss opportunities for landlords and tenants, as well as answering any burning questions you may have. We are delighted to be joined again by Will Moroney, Senior Management Surveyor from HBD, for his insight into what he […]
Landlords need to be aware that if they haven’t served a notice on former tenants and guarantors by 24 September 2020 then they lose the opportunity to recover the March quarter rent from them. The Coronavirus crisis and resulting lockdown hit in March 2020, right before the March quarter rent fell due. Some tenants have […]
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