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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Posted in Case Updates

Can’t catch a break – break clause case set for appeal

You may remember that, in an unexpected decision back in May, the High Court ruled that a tenant, M&S, was entitled to a repayment from its former landlord of approximately £1.1m of rent and other charges paid in advance, following the exercise of a break option part way through the quarter.  In an unsurprising twist

Posted in Real Estate News

Chancel repair liability comes of age

On Sunday 13 October 2013, a little piece of history will finally have come to an end when chancel repair liability ceases to automatically bind purchasers of affected land as an ‘overriding interest’ under the Land Registration Act 2002. Chancel repair liability dates back to the times of Henry VIII.  Prior to the reformation, a

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Real Estate Annual Seminar – Skylines and Streetscapes: Building on Success

The firm’s auditorium was filled to capacity on Thursday 3 October, primed to hear from this year’s keynote speaker, Alison Nimmo, CBE, Chief Executive of The Crown Estate. Following on from her success as Director of Design and Regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority, Alison now manages a portfolio of land and property worth over

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Annual Strategic Land Debate

Ed Miliband’s proposals for housing at the Labour Party’s 2013 annual conference provided a topical backdrop for the third Annual Strategic Land Debate hosted by Hogan Lovells last week in association with IBP (International Building Press).  The subject of the debate “Is British house building striking the right balance?” was resoundingly answered in the negative