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Going Live: Important Update about the Register of Overseas Entities
Inbrief01 August 2022
It is fair to say that the announcement made last week by Companies House stating the new Register of Overseas Entities is intended to go live on 1 August 2022 has come as quite a surprise to those in the professional world.
Inbrief08 July 2021
Adjudication is a mandatory procedure for determining disputes, and was introduced in the construction industry by the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Construction Act”).
RE: Occupy - Real Estate FAQs for Tenants during Covid-19
Inbrief16 June 2021
The impact of Covid-19 is constantly changing for the real estate sector: from construction sites and developments being shut down; to new approaches for planning inquiries and a mutable landscape for lease negotiations. Nothing is set in stone. Therefore, we have pulled together a selection of the questions we are being asked by clients and will be updating this regularly.
It takes two to make a thing go right...! The two-part possession hearing
Inbrief09 November 2020
On 27 March 2020, all possession claims and evictions (save for a few exemptions) were stayed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Fast forward to 20 September 2020, and the stay has been lifted, but there are new arrangements released by the Master of the Rolls “The Overall Arrangements” which deal with how the Court intends to return to hearing possession claims and the challenges it faces. Most important to note is the introduction of a “Review Hearing”.
Building contracts - good practice and inspections
Inbrief06 August 2019
This guide will look at how employers, contractors and consultants can form, improve and maintain good relationships. Many of these tips are not exclusive to building contracts, but are especially important in construction projects due to the number of parties involved and the often complex nature of the work. Good faith and alliancing provisions are outside of this note.
Practical Completion and the Rectification Period
Inbrief25 July 2019
This guide on delay and completion considers: what is practical completion; the consequences of practical completion either happening or not; the options if practical completion is delayed and obligations arising during and at the end of the Rectification Period.
Community Infrastructure Levy
Inbrief18 January 2019
The Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) is a discretionary planning charge which was introduced in 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010.
Section 106 Agreements - a note for anyone developing land
Inbrief18 January 2019
When granting planning permission for development, local planning authorities often impose planning obligations on the party promoting the development. These obligations are usually contained in what are known as Section 106 Agreements or Planning Agreements – separate legal agreements that sit alongside the planning permission. Those agreements will, generally, bind the land to which the planning permission relates – so anyone who owns that land will be bound by the obligations.
Inbrief19 December 2018
The purpose of this guide is to help you should you need to identify the extent of a site or ownership and responsibility of boundaries.
Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 - The Basics
Inbrief27 June 2017
Part II of the 1954 Act is perhaps the most important legislation governing commercial premises. The provisions of Part II of the Act were substantially amended with effect from 1st June 2004 and did away with many of the tactical manoeuvres that were available under the old regime.
Any more BIDs
Inbrief20 November 2016
Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are partnerships between local businesses and local authorities which aim to improve defined commercial trading areas by providing additional services funded collectively by business rate payers.
Inbrief08 November 2016
If you are looking for new short-term premises for your business, did you know that there are actually a whole range of legal forms a short-term letting can take? This Inbrief sets out the different options available for short-term occupation of business premises and considers the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.
Inbrief26 August 2015
Framework agreements offer a potential solution as contracting authorities attempt to minimise the impact of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 on their business.