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The challenge of retrofitting at scale: what role does innovation have to play?

20 Jan, 2022
In order for our built environment to respond fully to the challenge of becoming carbon neutral, investment in new technologies is key. The UK has some of the oldest in-use...
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The solution to the residential sector’s building safety crisis remains “clad” in uncertainty

18 Jan, 2022
Since the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, leaseholders have been left in an uncertain position regarding the removal or replacement of unsafe cladding with many facing the...
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Ventgrove Ltd v Kuehne and Nagel Ltd - VAT treatment of break penalties

18 Jan, 2022
In October 2020, we reported that HMRC had indicated a change in its policy on the treatment of VAT in respect of leasehold break penalties/early termination fees. HMRC sought to...
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Expressions of intent are not enough to solve the climate crisis: green leases and binding obligations

17 Jan, 2022
The news cycle in the latter half of 2021 consisted of the two C’s – COVID19 and COP26.  COP26 may have faded into the background whilst COVID headlines remain prevalent; but...
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Latest updates on leasehold reform

12 Jan, 2022
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities is consulting on a number of Law Commission recommendations that would broaden access to collective enfranchisement and...
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Key challenges to the UK’s ambitious green retrofit and property de-carbonisation strategy

10 Jan, 2022
Until relatively recently restoration of UK building stock has largely been regarded as an aesthetic matter rather than one of sustainability. As the dust settles on COP26 and the...
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What does the legal landscape look like for the commercial real estate sector in 2022?

21 Dec, 2021
Only a week or so ago it seemed that 2022 was likely to see further improvement in the commercial real estate market as the economy continued to recover from Covid-19. The...
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Proposed changes to the 2017 Electronic Communications Code

2 Dec, 2021
Background Following the consultation on access to land and changes to the electronic communications code (the Code) earlier this year, the Government has announced plans to tweak...
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Enforcing a possession order through the High Court

29 Nov, 2021
From 1 June 2021 in England and 1 July 2021 in Wales, the legislation restricting High Court enforcement officers (“HCEOs”) from carrying out evictions was lifted. HCEOs were...
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Electric vehicle charging points set to be in all new homes in England

22 Nov, 2021
The Prime Minister is set to announce that all new homes and buildings in England will be required by law to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points. This relates to the...
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The end of 'Overall Arrangements'

17 Nov, 2021
A statement made by the Master of Rolls on 3 November 2021 has confirmed that the "Overall Arrangements for Possession Proceedings", which first came into effect in September 2020...
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Top rankings for Property Dispute Resolution team

15 Nov, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Our Property Dispute Resolution team is delighted to have been highly ranked again in the latest editions of the leading independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and...
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Panic buying - knocking the high street while it's down

15 Nov, 2021
What do toilet roll, petrol and turkeys have in common? These three seemingly unrelated products have all been "panic bought" as a result of the pandemic. The knock-on effect of...
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Is the end in sight? COVID-19 related commercial rent debt

10 Nov, 2021
New law aims at resolving remaining COVID-19 related commercial rent debts The Government yesterday announced new legislation aimed at providing a legally binding framework to...
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Case update - Residential tenancies

9 Nov, 2021
What is a section 21 notice? Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 provides landlords the ability to gain possession of a property occupied under an assured shorthold tenancy...
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The basics behind the Residential Property Developer Tax

8 Nov, 2021
This year's Autumn Budget confirmed more details on the new Residential Property Developer Tax which is due to kick in from April 2022.  This follows the government’s...
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Experiencing the Cadogan Estate in Autumn – a property lawyer’s perspective

5 Nov, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Last month I was invited, along with some of the other new members of our real estate team, to participate in a tour of the Cadogan Estate. The Estate covers 93 acres of the Royal...
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Reducing the burden of Business Rates - Autumn budget 2021

3 Nov, 2021
The Autumn Budget was delivered on Wednesday 27 October 2021 under the tagline “A Stronger Economy for the British People”. Headline-grabbing announcements included an increase...
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Energy regulations and the role of landlords, tenants and lenders

2 Nov, 2021
As delegates at this week's COP26 grapple with the systemic change needed to achieve decarbonisation, what role can property owners and occupiers play in achieving energy...
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A whole (re)new world - Forfeiture clauses in business lease renewals

19 Oct, 2021
As the immediate pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic recede, attention in the commercial real estate sector is beginning to focus on managing future pandemic risk and in particular...
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