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When could works be considered practically complete?

17 Jan 2019

A key part of a development agreement is ensuring clarity on what constitutes the practical completion of a project, and for it to cover what happens with any deviation from the specification of the project. In the recent case of Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd and others (2018),…

Bringing a Buzz Back to Chorley Town

30 Aug 2018

Chorley is set to see a couple of major developments over the next few years, attracting consumers back to the market town. The first development is in the town centre and includes iconic high profile businesses such as Marks and Spencer's, Reel Cinemas and Loungers Bar and Restaurant. The…

Limitations on Limitations of Liability

23 Aug 2018

Any transaction, no matter how much the parties may believe they catered for all eventualities, carries a degree of risk of liability for all parties involved. Where trustees are party to a transaction (whether a property transfer or a lease), they will usually seek to limit their liability to ensure…

Changes to energy performance certificate regulations

10 Apr 2018

From the 1 April 2018 there are going to be major changes to the regime governing Energy Performance Certificates ("EPC's"). The changes are to be brought into effect by The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 ("the MEES Regulations")…

Questions we have been asked this month

06 Feb 2017

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold title? Leasehold title is where the Property is held under a lease for a term of years. The lease sets out obligations on how the tenant can deal with the Property, such as permitted use, assignment, alteration and repairs. The Tenant…

Questions we have been asked this month

09 Dec 2016

Q. I am holding a Christmas fair at my café during the festive season in which alcohol will be served - can I do this? A. If your premises is unlicensed then you will need to apply to your local Council for a Temporary Event Notice ("TEN"). The event capacity must be less than…

Does your property meet energy efficiency standards?

20 Jul 2015

In July 2014 the Department of Energy and Climate change (DECC) announced their consultation on the proposed minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for domestic and non-domestic privately rented properties. The responses to the consultation have now been published and are summarised below:…

Ease-y to forget

04 Aug 2010

The recent case of Lester & Hardy v Woodgate & Woodgate [2010] EWCA Civ 919 highlights the importance of making sure that a right over someone else's land, such as a right of way, known as an 'easement' does not lapse through disuse. The facts of the case involved neighbours. One neighbour had…

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