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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Posted in Planning

Assets of Community Value: Testing Times?

In 2012 we blogged on the introduction of the nomination and listing of Assets of Community Value. At the time, there was some uncertainty as to whether the legislation would be used for genuine community enhancement, or as a stick to beat developers. In a move that will be well received by community groups, the

Posted in Real Estate News

Legal A-Z: “F” is for Forfeiture

I am a landlord of commercial premises and my tenant has not paid its service charge contributions, despite repeated demands. Can I forfeit the lease? Quite probably but there are a number of points to check first. Does your lease expressly allow you to re-enter the premises and, if so, what triggers that right?  If

Posted in Case Updates

Buyers beware: forgo the survey and pay the price

The importance of carrying out a survey before exchange of contracts was illustrated in the recent case of Hardy v Griffiths.  The sellers (Hardy) successfully brought a claim against the buyers (Griffiths) for failing to complete the purchase of a house. The facts were as follows: In March 2011, Mr and Mrs Hardy accepted an