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Acredart Limited & Car Giant Limited v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham  EWHC 197 (TCC) is a wide–ranging High Court decision and a must-read for anyone who deals with dilapidations. Landlords and section 18 valuers will be particularly interested.
Neil Walker provides a practical legal guide to simplifying property disposals. He looks at the principles that are intended to apply to any piece of land or any building that you might be looking to dispose of - it doesn’t have to be regeneration.
With more planning cases than ever before, Laura Hughes provides a public sector case law update on green belt, neighbourhood plans, viability appraisals, and interpreting of planning permission conditions.
The tenant (T) owned the long lease of a flat. The lease contained a covenant not to use the flat (or permit it to be used) for any purpose whatsoever other than as a private residence.
Advising on a £250m urban extension , comprising more than 400 acres, to be developed as 1700 new homes, a new school, an innovation park and a 26 acre commercial park, generating 4000 new jobs. Our work included the collaboration agreements, a complex site assembly, land options, equalisation arrangements dealing with the treatment of development value and project expenditure, tax advice on the JV structure, funding issues and renegotiating various historic agreements affecting the project area.
Advising Charnwood Borough Council on its ‘Eastern Gateway’ regeneration of Loughborough town centre involving the redevelopment of an 11 acre site as 120 new homes together with major improvements to the town’s train station, a new link road and other transport infrastructure. We advised on procurement issues, site acquisition and subsequent development agreements with a housing association (to take the affordable housing on the scheme), the highway authority and two separate rail companies.
Acting for Derby City Council on the development of Infinity Park - a new business park on a 200 acre site and anticipated to generate 1.5m square feet of new buildings – our advice included; Site assembly, development agreements for major infrastructure delivery and complex funding arrangements, together with advice on construction, planning, state aid, procurement, tax and banking issues.
Advising the Homes & Communities Agency on £60m of regeneration planned for a former colliery; including planning and site assembly advice, negotiations with the private sector developer procured to provide phased delivery of the residential development and commitment to fund the road infrastructure as well as dealing with HCA funding agreements with other landowners.
Advising Mortar Developments on its fourteen storey “Global Point” mixed-use development in Nottingham, providing 449 high-spec student bed spaces together with retail/A3/office space and basement car parking facilities.
We dealt with the variation/release of a number of third party interests, a rights of light claim, law firms across several foreign jurisdictions, and the relocation of existing leases affecting the site.
With the current publicity over the rating revaluation coming in next month alongside proposed changes to the appeals process, today’s Supreme Court decision will come as a relief to embattled ratepayers.
David Cameron’s announcement of “a dramatic shift in housing policy in our country” contains one big idea.… But the big idea is short of detail.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by 25 chalet tenants against the strict interpretation of the service charge provisions in their 99 year leases.
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