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Cautionary Supreme Court judgment on interpretation of planning permission

4 Jul, 2019
Yesterday (3 July 2019) the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the London Borough of Lambeth’s appeal in relation to the use of a DIY retail store in Streatham. Planning permission...
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Whose fault is it?

3 Jul, 2019
For its first 25 years or so, Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 ("Section 21") led a relatively trouble free existence.  It set out a straightforward process for the termination...
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Guidance on right to manage, enfranchisement and lease extensions

3 Jul, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Please see links to the guides below which we hope will be of interest: The Right to Manage - A Short Guide Enfranchisement and Lease Extension  ...
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Tour of Copenhagen at the BCO conference 2019: making places happy

21 Jun, 2019
Other than the number of cyclists (more on that later), one of the most striking features of my recent visit to Copenhagen for the British Council of Offices 2019 conference was...
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A thorn in the side of landowners

7 Jun, 2019
Trees have always held great value and importance in our society; their "amenity" value and ability to shape a landscape, their ecological and environmental value and their...
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Urban design and mental health - an unlikely pairing?

22 May, 2019
The real estate industry is shifting in terms of how it uses space.  Something which is taking centre stage is how cities and buildings can be designed to enhance user...
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SDLT - the Hannover case - beware anti-avoidance

22 May, 2019
When SDLT was first introduced in December 2003 it signalled a shift away from taxing (and literally stamping) documents to a system of taxing underlying transactions, supposedly...
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Homes under the hammer: Should you be selling at auction?

14 May, 2019
In 2019 the property market has been slow. More and more property investors are turning to auctions to sell their property. Online agent Purplebricks is now working with two...
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An international retailer's guide to investing in UK retail space

3 May, 2019
Are you thinking about joining Liberty in opening a flagship store on the famous Regent Street?  Or perhaps you would like to rub shoulders with the likes of Cartier, Mulberry and...
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The future's ... grey?

1 May, 2019
It's no secret that Britain has an ageing population.  Revo's Insight Report 2019 recently stated that 18% of the UK population is over 65 and predicts that this will be up to 25%...
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Unjust enrichment?

1 May, 2019
Following on from her earlier plog post, senior associate Amy Rogers, together with trainee solicitor Zoe Cartner, has published an article with Local Government News on right to...
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Case review: can a landlord forfeit a long lease?

17 Apr, 2019
The case of (1) SHB Realisations Ltd and (2) GB Europe Management Service Ltd v (1) Cribbs Mall Nominee (1) Ltd and (2) Cribbs Mall Nominee (2) Ltd confirms that it is possible for...
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Brexit ... not so frustrating!

3 Apr, 2019
After not so long a wait, the High Court has ruled, in the case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited and others ("CW") v The European Medicines Agency ("the EMA") that the EMA's lease...
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Case review: is an invasion of privacy an actionable legal nuisance?

27 Mar, 2019
The case of Fearn & Others v the Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery [2019] EWHC 246 (Ch) concerned a dispute between Tate Modern and owners of adjacent flats over the Tate's...
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Unjust enrichment?

5 Mar, 2019
Islington Council is bringing proceedings against a resident to whom it sold a two-bedroom flat under its Right to Buy Scheme in 2013 for £340,000.  The resident had rented the...
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Ignoring restrictive covenants: the consequences for developers

8 Feb, 2019
The case of The Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Trust v Millgate Developments Ltd and another [2018] EWCA Civ 2679 is a useful case for developers to keep in mind when...
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The magical expanding easement ...

25 Jan, 2019
O'Byrnes' Application [2018] UKUT 395 (LC) A recent application to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) provided a useful reminder that a modification to a restrictive covenant under...
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Just how frustrating is Brexit?

17 Jan, 2019
A case between the European Medicine Agency ("EMA") and Canary Wharf Group is being heard in court this week, and it is one to keep an eye on. EMA has a 25 year lease of its...
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Diversity networks in the real estate profession and diversity at Cripps Pemberton Greenish

10 Jan, 2019
The Property Week and Deverell Smith Open Plan revealed, of the property professionals surveyed, that those that felt diversity issues were having a negative impact on their career...
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No room for development ...

12 Dec, 2018
S Franses Ltd (Appellant) v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd (Respondent) Background The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 gives commercial tenants security of tenure (unless the...
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