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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Posted in Real Estate News

UK Flood Insurance Update: A torrent of support for the Flood Re pool

This week saw the publication of the UK Government’s response to their public consultation on flood insurance. Back in June we reported the announcement of “Flood Re”, the proposal to secure the availability of insurance for the thousands of UK homes facing a high flood risk. Flood Re is set to be a dedicated fund

Posted in Planning

Town and Village Greens: No longer a NIMBY’s weapon?

Town and Village Greens (“TVG“) have long been a thorn in the side of developers, and in recent years have increasingly been used by locals to thwart development.  However, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 made a number of changes to the TVG regime, seeking to redress this balance.  Many, though, would say that the

Posted in Real Estate News

Local Data Company launches first Openings and Closures Summit

On 16 October 2013 the Local Data Company (LDC) launched its first ‘Openings and Closures Summit’ at an event hosted by Hogan Lovells.  The LDC presented its findings on property occupancy rates by multiple and independent retail and leisure businesses divided by type, geography and location. This was followed by a panel discussion chaired by

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Landlords need to look closely at prepack Administrations

For the uninitiated, a pre-packaged sale (or prepack) is one that is negotiated in advance of administration and completed by the administrators when they are appointed.  It would be wrong to suggest prepack administrations are universally a bad thing. They can be the quickest means of salvaging a distressed business, while avoiding an often protracted