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Budget 2016: Key Points for Property Sector

Joanne Sworder
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As always there were some winners and some losers following the Chancellor’s latest Budget announcement and this contrast was particularly marked in the property sector. Mr Osborne gave owners of commercial property a boost, but there...

Reviving your disused farm buildings

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In May this year the changes to Permitted Development Rights came into effect offering significant potential to revive disused farm buildings and capitalize on existing buildings. Buildings which were in sole agricultural use as of 3 July 2013 and had been...

New Property Chamber

Annette Wood
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From the 1 July 2013 the Adjudicator to the HM Land Registry will be abolished, along with the Agricultural Land Tribunals and Rent Assessment Panels and will form part of a new 7th first-tier tribunal chamber – the Property Chamber. The work of the...

Due Diligence

Phillip Hoskins
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To Buy Or Not To Buy For most Buyers of businesses the objective will either be to acquire the Target Business and continue to run the business on a standalone basis but with an increased margin, or alternatively to integrate the Target Business into an...

Commercial Property Tyre fire courts controversy on who pays the bill

Julia Lock
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Commercial property owners and tenants reminded to keep up with insurance obligations following the ruling of The Court of Appeal in the case of Wyvern Tyres, where a fire spread next door, with judges saying the company is not liable for damage to...

An Opportunity for Developers?

Julia Lock
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The Localism Bill received Royal Assent on 15 November 2011 and the provisions of the Act will be phased in from April 2012.  The Act sees the introduction of further changes to the planning system and this article will explore the main implications and...

The Sale of Goods Act

Phillip Hoskins
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We live in an age where our customers, whether commercial or consumer, expect the highest possible standards.  If we fail to meet those standards the consequences can be extremely serious. In nearly all respects the commercial consequences are often...