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Monthly Archives: February 2013

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EPCs: To display or not to display, that is the question!

Remember last week we blogged about the new requirement to state the EPC asset rating in commercial advertising for sales and lettings?  Well, the story doesn’t end there.  Another key change arising from the new EPC Regulations is that an EPC must now be displayed in commercial buildings that are frequently visited by the public

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Legal A-Z: “D” is for Dilapidations

My lease ended six months ago. About two months ago, the landlord served a terminal schedule of dilapidations. Am I out of time to respond? Not as such. You may be thinking of the Dilapidations Protocol which formally became part of the Civil Procedure Rules on 1 January 2012. It is officially titled the “Pre-action

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It’s as easy as EPC? New Regs on Marketing particulars

Cast your mind back to October 2011.  You may well remember a subtle change in the law which had pretty far-reaching consequences.  Agents could no longer lawfully issue written particulars that did not include an EPC within them.  Granted, this was already the case for residential properties, but the extension to commercial meant that suddenly,

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Law Commission suggest re-writing the law on rights of way

Dellah Gilbert reports on a seminar given to Hogan Lovells by Professor Elizabeth Cooke of the Law Commission on 30 January 2013 On 8 June 2011, the Law Commission published its recommendations and draft legislation to overhaul some fundamental aspects of English property law including the law on rights over neighbouring property (easements), such as rights

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Highlights from the Annual Occupiers’ Conference 2013

Please find below a summary video containing highlights from the Annual Occupiers’ Conference (read our summary here) which we co-hosted with Cushman & Wakefield on Wednesday 23 January. The prestigious panel of speakers included Andrew Neil, broadcaster, former editor of the Sunday Times and Economist and previous Chairman of Sky; Richard Reed, the dynamic entrepreneur

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HS2 on Track with Proposed Northern Route

The controversial HS2 scheme is making headlines again as the Government unveils details of the proposed northern route of the high speed railway. Phase Two of HS2 will extend Britain’s new high speed rail network north from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds.  There are to be five new stations on the £33 billion Phase Two

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Hogan Lovells Co-hosts Annual Occupiers’ Conference

Hogan Lovells and Cushman & Wakefield co-hosted the Annual Occupiers’ Conference on 23 January 2013.  The Conference was very well attended and featured several high profile speakers, including broadcaster and former editor of the Sunday Times and the Economist, Andrew Neil, and Richard Reed, the dynamic entrepreneur and co-founder of Innocent Drinks. The theme of