Everyone in the social housing sector will be familiar with the changes to the shared ownership leases, introduced by the Affordable Homes Programme 2021 – 2026. These changes resulted in: The minimum initial share being reduced from 25% to 10%. New shared owners being able to buy additional shares in their home in 1% increments […]
Coralie McKeivor, Managing Associate in Freeths’ leading national Real Estate team, has been named EDI Champion of the Year at Property Week’s Inspiring Women in Property Awards 2023. The annual celebration recognises the outstanding contribution women make across the industry. As a valued member of the real estate team, Coralie was praised by the judges […]
National law firm Freeths has advised Keepmoat on the acquisition of an historic former Boots factory site in Nottingham. Located on Thane Road, Beeston, the land sits within the 286-acre Nottingham Enterprise Zone and Alliance Boots Campus, which formed part of the health and pharmacy chain’s operational headquarters where it developed and manufactured the Ibuprofen […]
Behind some of the current political headline-grabbing which signals that a general election may not be too far away, Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recently provided further detail on a key pillar of the government’s long-term housing plan, revealing a strategy of prioritising urban regeneration. In his speech, […]
Draft regulations regarding Electric Vehicle Charging Points have been published and are currently under consideration for approval by Parliament. Here’s an ‘at a glance’ summary: The draft “Public Charge Point Regulations 2023” are aimed at improving the customer experience of using public EV charging points. They are not yet in force, and the timeline for […]
National law firm Freeths has appointed Gary Georgeson as a Legal Director in its real estate team. This comes just one month after the firm announced its strategic launch in Scotland. Joining from CMS, Gary Georgeson has over 17 years’ experience in the commercial property sector advising on all aspects of real estate matters, but […]
C G Fry & Son Ltd vs Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities, an important case for housebuilders, was handed down by the Administrative Court last month. It has confirmed that, despite the UK having left the EU, developers are still required to comply with Natural England’s (NE) nutrient neutrality advice for […]
A recent decision at Manchester Crown Court resulted in a landlord’s rent being confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act due to its failure to comply with a planning enforcement notice. The landlord in question, T&M Investments Limited (“T&M”), had a 999 year lease of a commercial property on Manchester’s well known “curry mile”. This […]
To mark the end of his four-year term as the Chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), Councillor James Jamieson sets out a six-point plan which calls on the Government to do more with a view to councils being able to properly resume their historic role as major builders of affordable homes across England. The […]
National law firm Freeths has announced expansion into Scotland, with two key appointments and the opening of a new office in Glasgow, its first base outside of England. Freeths has launched in Scotland with the appointments of Partners Paul Ockrim and Nick Taylor who join from Addleshaw Goddard. They will open the new Glasgow office […]
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