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Real estate

New law on residential leases limits ground rent to a peppercorn

Significant changes to the residential property sector ends practice of landlords reserving ground rents in new long leases – but

30/06/2022
Real estate

New powers granted to police to deal with unauthorised encampments on open land with vehicles

Landowners and local authorities are likely to welcome having an additional method of recourse, through criminal enforcement channels, when faced

23/06/2022
Real estate

Collateral warranties and the right to adjudicate – 'construction contracts' after all?

Court of Appeal reverses first instance decision in Abbey Healthcare v Simply Construct, finding that a collateral warranty was in

23/06/2022
Real estate

Valuation in business tenancy renewals: don’t assume a rent-free period

The decision in HPUT vs Boots UK Limited provides landlords and valuers with a reference point

23/05/2022
The Building Safety Bill

The Building Safety Act 2022: what building owners and developers need to know

The bill has received Royal Assent but many provisions require secondary legislation and are not set to come into force

16/05/2022
Decarbonisation

Net zero infrastructure: Reducing operational carbon in UK building stock

What measures are the UK government taking to tackle the problem of operational carbon in the built environment and what

10/05/2022
Real Estate and Infrastructure

ESG in real estate: Does it translate well across Europe? (episode two)

What does the "S" and "G" of ESG mean in practice across the European real estate markets?

20/04/2022
Real Estate and Infrastructure

ESG in real estate: Does it translate well across Europe? (episode one)

What does the "E" of ESG mean in practice across the European real estate markets?

20/04/2022
Dispute resolution

Back to basics: The Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes

The series on dispute resolution issues for construction projects takes a look at the protocol that governs issuing proceedings

14/04/2022
Dispute resolution

Back to basics: acceleration of construction projects

The series on dispute resolution issues for construction projects considers the implications of contractors speeding up work

14/04/2022
Real Estate and Infrastructure

Putting ESG at the heart of regeneration

Regeneration specialists joined an Osborne Clarke roundtable to discuss policies and practical steps to ensure the delivery of sustainable places

13/04/2022
Dispute resolution

Adjudication enforcement: limited scope and a heavy burden for insolvent parties

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that although insolvent parties may refer disputes to adjudication, they will have difficulty enforcing

12/04/2022