The Only Way is Up

The Only Way is Up

According to research carried out by Knight Frank last year, 41,000 new dwellings could be built in Central London using rooftop development space, without altering the skyline. Following the 2017 White Paper ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’, the revised National...
Break clauses in commercial leases – a further warning

Break clauses in commercial leases – a further warning

The case of Goldman Sachs International v Procession House Trustee 1 Limited and Procession House Trustee 2 Limited [2018] EWHC 1523 (Ch) is a further reminder of the care needed with break clauses in commercial leases. The tenants break option in the lease was...
Break clauses in commercial leases – a further warning

A New Electronic Communications Code

The Digital Economy Act 2017 received royal assent in April 2017 which includes a new Electronic Communications Code “New Code”. The Act contains powers for the Secretary of State to bring into force the New Code, and this is expected to happen in December 2017. The...
Break clauses in commercial leases – a further warning

Mees Update – Non Domestic Premises

We summarised the key points of the up and coming Energy Efficiency (Private Rent Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“Mees Regulations”) in an earlier article on the subject Are You MEES Ready? The first part of the legislation concerning new lettings...
Housing White Paper: Fixing Our Broken Housing Market

Housing White Paper: Fixing Our Broken Housing Market

This month saw the release of the Government’s white paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. The 104-page white paper outlines the problems with the UK housing market and sets out the Government’s proposal to boost supply in the short and long term. Painting a...
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