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Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Sale and Rent-Back Schemes – lenders’ rights take priority over promises of occupation

Assurances made by a purchaser to a homeowner that they could remain in occupation after completion of a sale and rent-back scheme did not amount to the grant of ownership rights taking priority over the purchaser’s mortgagee.

This was the judgment of the Supreme Court in the test case of Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Read More

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The Annual Strategic Land Debate: Are Garden Cities the Answer to the Housing Crisis?

On 4 November 2014 Hogan Lovells, in partnership with International Building Press, hosted its popular Annual Strategic Land Debate. Peter Bill of the London Evening Standard chaired an animated discussion on topics focusing on the chronic housing shortage in Britain.

On the panel were: Bill Hughes, Managing Director at Legal & General Property; Emma Read More