All Insights https://www.osborneclarke.com/ 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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/eu-strengthens-its-arsenal-fight-against-environmental-crime &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_010.jpg?VersionId=X6cyEJ1XgnOPivlTQEB4JYyRFzSCaGaU' /><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' https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/english-county-court-rules-against-landlord-opposing-statutory-renewal-lease-ground-f &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_014.jpg?VersionId=1Tib4fKv.Nqk2w1K5VvdlIwCYl9oKOlf' /><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? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-happens-project-company-expiry-uk-pfi-contracts &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_012.jpg?VersionId=DOPO7JT0G9CbAApZAM_JwAFZt.YjKolj' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-March-2024-health-safety &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_Health-insight.png?VersionId=yr0A5NIHwNVfyh1XKArSQYwtypcWgZOT' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/under-construction-legal-developments-within-uk-construction-industry-march-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_011.jpg?VersionId=mhoWYT2ZHXok_oF8cotLBK6wgPS63dhN' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-hmrc-changes-its-view-vat-recovery-cladding-remediation-works &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_011.jpg?VersionId=mhoWYT2ZHXok_oF8cotLBK6wgPS63dhN' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/spring-budget-2024-uk-government-confirms-introduction-reserved-investor-fund-albeit &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_011.jpg?VersionId=mhoWYT2ZHXok_oF8cotLBK6wgPS63dhN' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/spring-budget-2024-chancellor-ends-multiple-dwellings-relief-stamp-duty-land-tax &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_013.jpg?VersionId=oAr3HIQzGvmSRl9F._5I9SEv6anOPNqq' /><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? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/spring-budget-2024-what-uk-business-tax-measures-were-announced &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_022.jpg?VersionId=txqsSQcC_sRPe3rt52na9FkaLtw2_mvy' /><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' https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/short-term-lets-england-required-obtain-planning-permission-summer &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_013.jpg?VersionId=oAr3HIQzGvmSRl9F._5I9SEv6anOPNqq' /><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? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/long-term-land-interests-and-housebuilding-what-can-be-unpacked-uk-cmas-industry-findings &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_003.jpg?VersionId=roBhYGveISHorh3SvH4DSPoRdhCL.IoF' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-upper-tribunal-confirms-period-reasonable-belief-requirement-adverse-possession &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_013.jpg?VersionId=oAr3HIQzGvmSRl9F._5I9SEv6anOPNqq' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-February-2024-environment &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_environment-insight.png?VersionId=TzJFTyAnyWIkC6y.DOHXFZBaAs9JEvIN' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-court-appeal-rules-favour-developer-interpretation-restrictive-covenant &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/REI_crane_building_construction_0.jpg?VersionId=y8wJtTBLwkt17CKBwnImrS5zg750a68F' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/first-tier-tribunal-rules-against-building-owner-first-contested-remediation-contribution &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_013.jpg?VersionId=oAr3HIQzGvmSRl9F._5I9SEv6anOPNqq' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/dutch-supreme-court-receives-preliminary-questions-rent-modification-clauses &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_013.jpg?VersionId=oAr3HIQzGvmSRl9F._5I9SEv6anOPNqq' /><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? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-do-businesses-need-understand-about-uk-biodiversity-net-gain-regime &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_021.jpg?VersionId=5Lu7pmVl_2gOk3GcH1hqszF1iQmJR7U4' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-upper-tribunal-declines-discharge-restrictive-covenant-developers-conduct-grounds &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/18/07/03/REI_apartment_construction.jpg?VersionId=jGK1iPJYveL4josQvI5I9RylTNeHdo_N' /><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? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-legal-developments-can-businesses-uk-expect-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_012.jpg?VersionId=DOPO7JT0G9CbAApZAM_JwAFZt.YjKolj' /><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? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/whats-horizon-english-real-estate-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/02/REI_apartment_construction.jpg?VersionId=CXts88_F.01faz87a31SuUvikgUroucq' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-January-2024-health-safety &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/21/01/14/H_2011101743FWI_Regulatory-Outlook-2021_JAN-21_ICONS_Health-and-Safety_landscape.png?VersionId=qG.ioyUDMQySP.CKLNWMGk4FiaT.bRCI' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/Regulatory-Outlook-January-2024-environment &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/01/25/Reg-Outlook-1000px_Jan-2023_environment-insight.png?VersionId=TzJFTyAnyWIkC6y.DOHXFZBaAs9JEvIN' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/how-avoid-greenwashing-risk-european-real-estate-sector &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_003.jpg?VersionId=roBhYGveISHorh3SvH4DSPoRdhCL.IoF' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/much-anticipated-leasehold-and-freehold-reform-bill-introduced-uk-parliament &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_013.jpg?VersionId=oAr3HIQzGvmSRl9F._5I9SEv6anOPNqq' /><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 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/under-construction-legal-developments-uk-construction-industry-december-2023 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/23/05/17/REI_crane_building_construction.jpg?VersionId=4JSd5nAbbKGBJuJhs6XpweuaL43683Zi' /><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