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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Posted in Real Estate

Rights of Light – A new dawn?

On 25 October 2016, the Hogan Lovells Real Estate team hosted a panel debate: Rights of Light – A New Dawn? The panel of industry specialists debated topical issues including: (a) the likelihood of adjoining owners obtaining an injunction to prevent interference with rights of light; (b) whether recent developments in case law mean that developers need

Posted in Case Updates

A costly lesson in consent

When a tenant wants to assign its lease but needs the landlord’s consent, the law (if not the lease) prevents the landlord from acting unreasonably.  The landlord may want to withhold consent or impose conditions, but how does it know whether that is considered reasonable? Earlier this month the High Court considered this question in

Posted in Real Estate News

Business rates – VOA guidance published

In 2015, the Supreme Court held that an occupier of separate floors in an office block which were not contiguous (sharing a common border) or interconnected, and could only be accessed via common parts, were separate units or “hereditaments” for ratings purposes. Previously the Valuation Office Agency had suggested that the tenant at the top