Real estate

Timetable published for new UK law to create ‘world’s first’ public register of overseas beneficial owners of property and bidders for public procurement contracts

The UK government has set out a timetable for a new law which will require overseas entities that own UK property or bid for UK public procurement contracts to disclose...

Written on 23 Jan 2018

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Draft London Plan: banning takeaways to solve childhood obesity?

The draft London Plan was published on 29 November 2017. It includes a controversial new Economic Policy (draft Policy E9), which states that A5 hot food takeaways should not be...

Written on 18 Jan 2018

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Financial support from communities for renewable energy development – the latest legal update

There has for some time been debate around whether a commitment to make community contributions on the grant of planning permission can be taken into account by planning authorities when...

Written on 21 Dec 2017

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Beneficial owners of UK property and bidders for UK public procurement contracts to be disclosed under laws planned for 2018

Entities that hold UK property or enter into UK public procurement contracts will have to register their beneficial ownership information in a public register under government plans.  Legislation is scheduled...

Written on 13 Dec 2017

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Victory for developer as Upper Tribunal modifies restrictive covenant under rarely successful statutory provision

Derreb Ltd v Blackheath Cator Estate Residents Ltd & Ors Re Manor Way [2017] UKUT 209 (LC) In a recent decision given in September 2017, a developer secured the modification...

Written on 3 Oct 2017

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Blockchain and land registries: records of the future?

What is blockchain? Blockchain is, in essence, a digital database (or ledger) distributed across a network of computers.  The records are protected by cryptography and are, therefore, protected against human...

Written on 28 Sep 2017

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