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Parking Easement

05 Mar 2021

The crux of the case of Poste Hotel Ltd v Tracey Anne Cousins (2020) EWHC 582 concerned whether a resident's right to park supersedes a local business's right of way to enter their premises, and serves as an important reminder for why landowners must remain mindful of preventing others acquiring…

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Expansion to Permitted Development Rights

04 Mar 2021

The Government has introduced from 31 August 2020 an expansion of the currently permitted development rights (PDRs) and this presents an opportunity for developers to broaden their residential development portfolio, without formal planning permission. This is particularly significant given the impact of…

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How commercial tenants can utilise break clauses to their advantage

23 Feb 2021

The implications of Brexit and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have meant that most businesses are carefully considering all costs and risks to their business, including costs and risks associated with properties that they own or occupy. Tenants may wish to carefully consider their existing obligations…

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The Government to review Landlord and Tenant legislation in March 2021

15 Feb 2021

In December 2020, the Government announced that it would undertake a review of commercial landlord and tenant legislation in 2021, and this is now expected to take place next month. It is anticipated that the review will consider a broad range of issues including the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 Part…

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VAT on lease break payments

11 Feb 2021

In September 2020 - following two important judgments delivered by the Court of Justice of the European Union - HMRC published its Revenue & Customs Brief 12 (2020) which contained updated guidance on the position of VAT on payments made in relation to the termination of contracts. The crux of…

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