All Insights en Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:32:30 +0100 Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:59:31 +0100 EU strengthens its arsenal in fight against environmental crime &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Revised legislation brings in 'qualified' offences to criminalise serious environmental damage and replaces the 2008 law</strong>&nbsp;</p>]]&gt; Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:59:31 +0100 All Insights English County Court rules against landlord opposing statutory renewal lease on 'ground f' &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>A tenant can temporarily vacate part of the premises affected by the works to defeat a landlord's opposition</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 15 Apr 2024 17:34:36 +0100 All Insights What happens to the project company at the expiry of UK PFI contracts? &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Directors of the special purpose vehicles created for PFI projects should be aware of the steps they need to take ahead of project expiry</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:17:06 +0000 All Insights Health and safety | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Building Safety Act update: transition period coming to an end | New Occupational Health Taskforce | RIDDOR review</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Under Construction: Legal developments within the UK Construction Industry | March 2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Significant remediation contribution order awarded against building owner, Building Safety Levy, biodiversity net gain, and the 'Long Term Plan for Construction'</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 25 Mar 2024 10:20:33 +0000 All Insights UK HMRC changes its view on VAT recovery of cladding remediation works &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Housebuilders that have voluntarily carried out cladding remediation work welcome HMRC's change of stance</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 14 Mar 2024 15:28:53 +0000 All Insights Spring Budget 2024: UK government confirms introduction of the Reserved Investor Fund – albeit in restricted form &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>The new investment fund vehicle&nbsp;could increase the attractiveness of the UK for real estate funds</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 11 Mar 2024 16:04:14 +0000 All Insights Spring Budget 2024: Chancellor ends multiple dwellings relief for stamp duty land tax &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Following HMRC's evaluation that it no longer meets its original objectives and is open to abuse, the relief will be abolished from 1 June 2024</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 11 Mar 2024 15:59:10 +0000 All Insights Spring Budget 2024: what UK business tax measures were announced? &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>National insurance cut paves the way for longer-term planned tax cuts</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 07 Mar 2024 13:44:24 +0000 All Insights Short-term lets in England required to obtain planning permission 'from this summer' &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>New restrictions on the use of short-term rental residential properties will aim to increase housing supply</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:28:10 +0000 All Insights Long-term land interests and housebuilding: what can be unpacked from the UK CMA's industry findings? &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>The competition regulator has also launched a follow-up investigation this year into information sharing</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:59:28 +0000 All Insights UK Upper Tribunal confirms 'period of reasonable belief' requirement for adverse possession &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>There must be 10 years of reasonable belief of land ownership immediately prior to the date of application</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:59:34 +0000 All Insights Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook February 2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Understanding the biodiversity net gain regime | Enforcement against polluting water companies to ramp up | Consultation on increase charges for water discharges&nbsp;</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights UK Court of Appeal rules in favour of developer on interpretation of restrictive covenant &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>The words 'and also' demonstrate the importance of contractual interpretation when considering modification of covenant</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:47:39 +0000 All Insights First-Tier Tribunal rules against building owner in first contested remediation contribution order &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>'Just and equitable test' when requiring a party to contribute to remediating costs under the Building Safety Act 2022</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:39:17 +0000 All Insights Dutch Supreme Court receives preliminary questions on rent modification clauses &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Subdistrict courts have recently been ruling on lease agreements with a focus on unfair terms and modification clauses</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 07 Feb 2024 17:12:29 +0000 All Insights What do businesses need to understand about the UK biodiversity net gain regime? &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Businesses should prepare as the mandatory regime goes live on 12 February 2024</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 02 Feb 2024 15:16:22 +0000 All Insights UK Upper Tribunal declines to discharge restrictive covenant on developer's conduct grounds &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Applicant's ‘build first, apply later’ approach viewed dimly, leading to a failed application despite satisfying usual discharge grounds</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 31 Jan 2024 10:26:32 +0000 All Insights What legal developments can businesses in the UK expect in 2024? &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Our Knowledge Team looks at what lies ahead for business law&nbsp;</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 12 Jan 2024 10:53:50 +0000 All Insights What's on the horizon for English real estate in 2024? &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Expect more focus on sustainability, transparency and building safety and significant reforms for residential property</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 12 Jan 2024 10:37:10 +0000 All Insights Health and safety | UK Regulatory Outlook January 2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill </strong>| <strong>Higher risk buildings | Keep mental health of your people on the business agenda</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 11 Jan 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook January 2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Government delays mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain to January 2024 and publishes first statutory instruments | Government launches consultation on the proposed rules to govern carbon capture transportation and storage networks | UK Sustainability Disclosure Requirements</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 11 Jan 2024 10:09:13 +0000 All Insights How to avoid greenwashing risk in the European real estate sector &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>As sustainability becomes an integral part of developing and managing property, the possibility of a claim of greenwashing is now an important risk to manage</strong></p>]]&gt; Mon, 18 Dec 2023 15:26:25 +0000 All Insights Much-anticipated Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill introduced to UK Parliament &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Reforms will give residential long-leasehold homeowners a fairer deal and greater protections</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 15 Dec 2023 15:14:13 +0000 All Insights Under Construction: Legal developments in the UK construction industry | December 2023 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='' /><br /><p><strong>Payment terms under the Construction Act, fines for delayed remediation of fire-safety defects, RAAC and more</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 13 Dec 2023 12:44:41 +0000 All Insights