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Class E, any use? - 27 October 2020

The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (“1987 Order”) is a statutory instrument whereby certain use classes were …

Payments of Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) During the Coronovirus (Covid-19) Period - 11 June 2020

Current position The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) provide some flexibility for local authorities to defer the payment …

Does the Covid-19 lockdown impact on tenants’ liability for rent? - 9 April 2020

In these difficult times many businesses are struggling or already failing and rental income streams are under pressure as never …

The Practicalities of Practical Completion - 5 February 2020

Practical completion is “easier to recognise than define” said Coulson LJ, agreeing with Keating on Construction Contracts in his judgment …

Clarity in construction contracts: What can we learn from Arcadis v Amec? - 9 January 2020

There is much to do at the outset of any construction project.  Having chosen the team and agreed specifications, everyone …

Design & Build: The Right Choice? - 12 September 2019

Design and build procurement (“D&B”) is a popular choice in the UK construction market, equating to about 41% of all …

At Your Service (Charge)! - 14 August 2019

Landlords and tenants know all too well the potential arguments and pitfalls when it comes to paying service charges.  Although …

Supreme Court uphold oral contract for estate agent’s commission - 6 March 2019

A judgment on contract formation from the Supreme Court in February will be of interest to those in the property …