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14 May 2020

Business Interuption Insurance: reflection and speculation

As landlords and tenants start to contemplate the allocation of pandemic risks in commercial property leases, it is timely to reflect on whether pandemics will be insurable in the future. This article will focus on landlords and tenants... Read more
14 May 2020

Business Interuption Insurance: reflection and speculation

As landlords and tenants start to contemplate the allocation of pandemic risks in commercial property leases, it is timely to reflect on whether pandemics will be insurable in the future. This article will focus on landlords and tenants... Read more
4 Mar 2019

Nuisance by overlooking?

By Tom Mills In a much-anticipated case involving the Tate Modern gallery and several high-value neighbouring apartments in Southwark, the High Court has given its view on whether an invasion of privacy can cause a common law nuisance. The Neo Ban... Read more
4 Mar 2019

Nuisance by overlooking?

By Tom Mills In a much-anticipated case involving the Tate Modern gallery and several high-value neighbouring apartments in Southwark, the High Court has given its view on whether an invasion of privacy can cause a common law nuisance. The Neo Ban... Read more
25 Feb 2019

The Rosewell Review - what does this mean for planning appeal inquiries?

By Robin Barnes Anyone who's had the misfortune to appeal a planning decision will be aware just how long the process takes. The average time taken for aninspector-decided case is 47 weeks, with those cases decided by theSecretary of State (SoS) taking ev... Read more
25 Feb 2019

The Rosewell Review - what does this mean for planning appeal inquiries?

By Robin Barnes Anyone who's had the misfortune to appeal a planning decision will be aware just how long the process takes. The average time taken for aninspector-decided case is 47 weeks, with those cases decided by theSecretary of State (SoS) taking ev... Read more
11 Jan 2019

The principles of selection for Listed Buildings - how have they changed?

By Robin Barnes Under Section 1 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the Secretary of State (SoS) is compelled to compile or approve a list of buildings which meet the criteria of "special architectural or historic interest"... Read more
11 Jan 2019

The principles of selection for Listed Buildings - how have they changed?

By Robin Barnes Under Section 1 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the Secretary of State (SoS) is compelled to compile or approve a list of buildings which meet the criteria of "special architectural or historic interest"... Read more
13 Dec 2018

Service Charges in Commercial Property – the new RICS Professional Statement

By Fiona Larcombe In contrast to the residential sector, commercial property service charges are fairly lightly regulated.  Threats of legislation have been kept at bay by a series of voluntary Codes of Practice. The latest version was published by ... Read more
13 Dec 2018

Service Charges in Commercial Property – the new RICS Professional Statement

By Fiona Larcombe In contrast to the residential sector, commercial property service charges are fairly lightly regulated.  Threats of legislation have been kept at bay by a series of voluntary Codes of Practice. The latest version was published by ... Read more
13 Dec 2018

Electronic Communications Code - one year on

By Fiona Larcombe Nearly a year after the new Electronic Communications Code (the °Code) came into force, the property industry is still working out how some of its provisions will apply in practice. The government's aim of improving connectivity is in dan... Read more
13 Dec 2018

Electronic Communications Code - one year on

By Fiona Larcombe Nearly a year after the new Electronic Communications Code (the °Code) came into force, the property industry is still working out how some of its provisions will apply in practice. The government's aim of improving connectivity is in dan... Read more
19 Nov 2018

Right to light wins again in West London

By Robin Barnes Chelsea Football Club's attempts to extend their stadium have so far been scuppered due to rights of light issues. Another case in West London has underlined the importance of rights to light and planning applications. This time the lesson... Read more
19 Nov 2018

Right to light wins again in West London

By Robin Barnes Chelsea Football Club's attempts to extend their stadium have so far been scuppered due to rights of light issues. Another case in West London has underlined the importance of rights to light and planning applications. This time the lesson... Read more