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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Posted in Planning

Vacant Building Credit – A Window of Opportunity

The tinkering with the planning system continues. The addition to the Planning Practice Guidance in November of three slender paragraphs introducing the vacant building credit marks one of the Government’s latest attempts to encourage the redevelopment of brownfield sites. The principle behind the vacant building credit is straightforward. Where a vacant building is brought back

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Gordon Ramsay case – a sign of the times?

Last week, Gordon Ramsay lost a High Court battle with his father-in-law, Mr Hutcheson, over the lease of a pub in London entered into in 2008.  The lease was guaranteed by Gordon Ramsay personally and appeared to have been signed by him in the presence of a witness, Mr Kevin Fung. It transpired that Ramsay’s

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Tenancy Deposit Schemes: surprise decision on pre-2007 deposits!

Another court decision equals another headache for landlords of residential property. Landlords have to do two things within 30 days of receiving a deposit paid in connection with an assured shorthold tenancy: first, pay the deposit into a registered scheme and second, give the tenant certain prescribed information about how the deposit is held. Unless

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Long awaited reform of Telecoms Code rushed into Infrastructure Bill

The Law Commission’s report on reform of the Electronic Communications Code was published in February 2013, following a consultation that ended in October 2012.  Although the government announced last December that it would bring forward reforms to the Electronic Communications Code, it has come as a surprise to many that a new Code has been inserted into the