Email Chain With Electronic Signatures Amounts To A Contract For The Sale Of Land

In the recent case of Neocleous v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch), it was held that an email chain, bearing automated electronic signatures, amounted to a document signed by the...


Clean Growth & The Property Sector – The UK Government Responds To Climate Change

As this century approaches the end of its teens, the UK shows no sign of leaving behind its teenage angst. Recently we have had enough news alerts to fill a...


Adjudications & Residential Occupiers…Is It Time For A Change? Are They Best Served By Being Excluded From Adjudication?

The law relating to adjudications exclude residential occupiers. Should this change? S.106 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Act) provides that the Act will not apply to...


What Is Double Value & Double Rent?

When a commercial tenant remains in a property after the day on which its contractual tenancy has ended, landlords may be able to penalise the tenant, financially, for remaining in...


£200 Million Redevelopment Of Becketwell Area In Derby Takes Major Step Forward

The long awaited redevelopment of the Becketwell area in Derby looks to be edging closer with property developer, St James Securities, taking ownership of the area, after they exchanged contracts,...


Legal Rights Of Access To A Development Site – Overcoming Common Problems

Whether you are buying land to develop for personal or commercial use, your solicitor should always check that there are sufficient legal rights of access to the site. In some...


Central Heating For Cities – The Heating Of The Future? Government Proposed Heat Networks May Change The Way We Heat Our Cities

In an unpredictable British summer many of us have probably spent the past few weeks concerned about heat and The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial strategy have been doing...


Conservation Covenants – Binding Your Buyer To Improve The Environment

One of the key concepts that have entered public discourse over the past decade has to be our environment and the way that we, as humans, interact with it. Few...


The Advent Of The Sustainable Development – Real Estate Fit For The Future

As each year passes, there is more and more media coverage in relation to climate change and global warming. It increasingly becoming more important in every aspects of peoples lives...


What Is An Overage Clause?

An Overage Clause is generally included in a commercial property/land sale contract and is used by the selling party for them to receive additional funds after the sale has been...


Report Finds That 94% Of Respondents Regretted Buying A Leasehold Property

The leasehold scandal has affected thousands of families across the UK who are trapped in unsaleable properties. NAEA Propertymark carried out research into over 1,000 leasehold homeowners who purchased their...


Ground Rent Scandal – Is Your New Build Property Affected?

Thousands of families across the UK, who are trapped in unsaleable homes due to onerous ground rent charges, could be entitled to compensation. In the 2000’s, developers started selling homes...