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Regeneration review - where are we now?

Catch up on our regeneration video, where we look at four keys areas of regeneration; public law, planning, construction and real estate.

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28 September 2020 Build back better and gender mainstreaming in public procurement

In the course of dealing with Covid-19 many leaders have talked about ‘build back better’ and inclusivity should be at the heart of it.

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10 July 2020 Electronic signatures in conveyancing

On 9 July the Land Registry published draft guidance setting out the basis on which it will accept for registration transfers (and certain other deeds) that have been signed electronically.

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27 May 2020 A landlord’s remedies to recover arrears of rent – where are we now?

The Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill provides detail on the new measures to safeguard the high street against aggressive debt recovery actions during coronavirus.

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5 May 2020 Welcome Land Registry change of practice on executing deeds

In view of the difficulties of arranging for deeds to be printed and distributed in the current climate the Land Registry announced on 1 May that certain deeds signed using the Mercury signing approach will be accepted by the Land Registry for registration purposes.

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28 April 2020 New measures announced to protect the High Street from aggressive rent collection and closure

In a move that will be greatly welcomed by retailers, the Government announced on 23 April that it will introduce new measures to safeguard the High Street against aggressive debt recovery actions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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17 April 2020 Getting through lockdown – your real estate questions answered

Find out more about the confusion around the Government’s support measures for business tenants and what to do if you have a break right during lock down.

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3 April 2020 Execution of deeds and other real estate documents during increased working from home (and can electronic signatures assist?)

Working from home for extended periods can make executing documents challenging, particularly since hard copy real estate documents still seem to be the norm. Different situations each need to be considered on their own facts but set out below are some common questions along with answers and some suggested alternatives to help avoid unnecessary delays.

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27 March 2020 The Coronavirus Act - provisions to protect business tenants from forfeiture

Under the Coronavirus Act a right of forfeiture (in which a landlord ends the lease early and takes back the premises) cannot be exercised in respect of non-payment of any rent (or other sums payable by a tenant to a landlord under a lease) until 30 June 2020.

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Heat Networks - navigating the legal issues | Browne Jacobson LLP

Public and private bodies throughout the country are exploring their options for developing new networks and expanding existing networks, both with and without central government support.

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