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Leasehold enfranchisement

Law Commission’s proposals for leasehold reform – dispute resolution and costs

23 Sep, 2020
Kerry Glanville explains the recommendations that have been made for the determination of disputes and the recovery of costs in the context of reforms to leasehold. This article...
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Real estate

Insurance revisited

16 Sep, 2020
This article follows on from our ‘COVID-19 Consequences for Landlords‘ article in April 2020. The topic of insurance has once again stepped into the limelight with the...
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Leasehold enfranchisement / Real estate

Who will be eligible? Recommendations for reform in the leasehold sector

16 Sep, 2020
Amy Jackson looks at how the Law Commission proposes to reform the qualification criteria for tenants looking to buy their freehold or extend their lease and the potential...
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Judgment handed down in the Financial Conduct Authority's test case

15 Sep, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
The long-awaited judgment on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (“FCA”) business interruption insurance (BII) policies test case has been handed down today. ...
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Leasehold enfranchisement / Real estate

The Future of Homeownership - Reinvigorating Commonhold in the 21st Century

9 Sep, 2020
The reform of leasehold home ownership is at the forefront of the political agenda and the Law Commission has recently recommended wholesale changes which will transform the...
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Planning & environment

The impact of the Business and Planning Act 2020 on planning permissions, appeals procedures and licensing

4 Aug, 2020
The Business and Planning Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020. The property elements of interest include extensions to the time periods to implement planning...
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Property dispute resolution / Real estate

Practice (Direction 55C) Makes Perfect?

28 Jul, 2020
First came Practice Direction 51Z; then Practice Direction 55.29; and now (drum roll please) Practice Direction 55C (“PD 55C”). PD 55C comes into effect on 23 August 2020...
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Planning & environment

Changes to planning to help revive the high street and bring forward development

24 Jul, 2020
July 2020 The Government has published the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020. The Regulations will collate existing town centre uses...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

Law Commission’s Report - Leasehold on Home Ownership; buying your freehold or extending your lease

21 Jul, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
The Law Commission’s long awaited report setting out proposals for the root and branch reform of leasehold enfranchisement law has now been published together with two further...
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Coronavirus hub / Data Protection

New data collection obligations for the leisure, food and drink sector

21 Jul, 2020
Businesses in the leisure, food and drink sector are being required to keep records of staff, customers and visitors in order to assist NHS Test and Trace in the event of a local...
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Restructuring & insolvency

The new moratorium procedure under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

17 Jul, 2020
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 came into force on 26 June 2020.  It introduces a new moratorium procedure which allows a company or LLP to pursue a rescue plan...
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Coronavirus hub / Real estate

Options for landlords dealing with rent arrears following COVID-19

15 Jul, 2020
Following Government moratoriums on landlord enforcement options, the relationship between commercial property owners and occupiers has been turned on its head. Many landlords have...
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Coronavirus hub / Residential property

Residential Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday announced

14 Jul, 2020
On 8 July 2020 the Chancellor announced an SDLT ‘holiday’ from 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021 (inclusive). Rates will then go back to what they were before. Only residential...
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Employment (business) / Coronavirus hub

Webinar for HR professionals - How to get through getting back to work

24 Jun, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
THIS WEBINAR HAS NOW PASSED. YOU CAN VIEW A RECORDING BELOW. This webinar will focus on issues that employers are likely to face now that we are entering the recovery phase of the...
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Coronavirus hub

An introduction to the flexible furlough scheme

16 Jun, 2020
Updated as of 16 June 2020 HMRC has now published further details of the flexible furlough scheme which comes into effect on 1st July 2020, through the publication of fresh...
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Coronavirus hub

Temporary regulations introduced to smooth planning process

15 May, 2020
On 14 May 2020 the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced the introduction of temporary regulations, together with updated guidance, to smooth the...
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Leasehold enfranchisement

Guide to enfranchisement and lease extension

14 May, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
  Introduction to the Leasehold  Reform Act 1967 and the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 The area of leasehold enfranchisement has attracted a plethora...
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Coronavirus hub

Corporate governance and reporting by companies

14 May, 2020
Updated as of 14 May 2020 The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) issued guidance in March 2020 entitled Guidance for companies on Corporate Governance and Reporting, highlighting...
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Coronavirus hub

Cancelling or reducing a proposed dividend

4 May, 2020
Many companies will have sent out their notices for their 2020 AGM.  What should a board do if they have now decided that, owing to the impact of COVID-19, it is no longer...
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Coronavirus hub

CMA guidance to businesses unable to fulfil customer contracts due to coronavirus

1 May, 2020
Updated as of 1 May 2020 The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has published its views on consumers’ rights in connection with contracts affected by the coronavirus. This...
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