Part Exchange House Schemes – What Are They?

If you are considering buying a new build house, the developer building the house may suggest that you ‘Part Exchange’ your current property. You might be wondering what part exchange...


‘One Dwelling Per Plot’ Restrictive Covenants – Can They Be Modified?

A restrictive covenant is a restriction on land that states what the owner can and cannot legally do on it. Essentially, restrictive covenants burden the land/property and are registered on...


Landlords – Is Your Property Affected By The Ground Rent Scandal?

Landlords across the UK could be entitled to compensation due to onerous ground rent charges. In the 2000’s, developers started selling homes on a leasehold rather than freehold basis –...


Section 21 – Landlord Rights Explained

A consultation into the use of section 21 notices to evict fixed-term tenants is currently underway – but critics have claimed that scrapping the legislation altogether may leave 960,000 fewer...


Judge Rules In Dispute Over The Ownership Of Solar Panels & Commercial Fish Pass Following Land Sale

The recent case of Borwick Development Solutions Limited v Clear Water Fisheries Limited has highlighted the importance of getting the detail right in a sale contract and ensuring that you...


Retrospective Rent Reviews In Commercial Leases

A question often asked by commercial landlords is whether they are able to retrospectively invoke rent review clauses in their commercial leases. In this blog, we explore the answer. Retrospective...


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...


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