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Why Building Regulations are Important

What are Building Regulations? The UK Planning Portal defines Building Regulations as being the “minimum standards for design, construction, and alterations to virtually every building”. In practice, Building Regulations control the methods...

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Ground Rent Issues

What is Ground Rent? In order to enforce the terms of a Lease, a Ground Rent must be set.   This is generally in the form of a Tenant paying an ongoing sum of money to the Freeholder on an annual basis. This is because a Leasehold title (i.e....

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Overage Agreements – Top Tips

Overage Agreements – a popular, but potentially risky route for a seller to try to secure a share in any future uplift in the value of the land that they are selling. To explain, an Overage Agreement is an agreement between a buyer and seller,...

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New Build Homes – Pointers to Help

It is well-documented that house prices have increased and the recent end to the Stamp Duty Land Tax break has meant the property industry has been in overdrive over the past few months. There are still looking to take perhaps their first step into...

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Tenants Not Coming Up Smelling of Roses

Background Unless the Landlord and Tenant agree that the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 won’t apply to a new lease, a Tenant has a statutory right to renew its lease at the end of the term. If it is agreed that the 1954 Act won’t apply to a...

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