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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Posted in Real Estate News

A Game of Drones

The use of drones in the UK is rapidly increasing. Construction companies use drones to survey sites, local authorities use them to assist with planning applications and the retail sector will no doubt be revolutionised by aerial delivery. There is even a suggestion that drone visits will replace site viewings by 2025. Operators must be

Posted in Real Estate News

Hogan Lovells wins Real Estate Legal Team of the Year at the EG Awards!

We are delighted to have won the inaugural Real Estate Legal Team of the Year category at the 2016 Estates Gazette Awards! We were recognised for our work across the full spectrum of real estate, including development, investment, planning, and disputes.  A panel of leading real estate industry judges praised our work on headline-grabbing deals

Posted in Real Estate News

SDLT filing: faster & easier or an even greater headache?

HMRC has issued a consultation on various proposed changes to the filing and payment process – in particular a reduction in the time limit for filing and payment from 30 days to 14 days.  However, the introductory blurb suggests that the government has already decided to make this reduction, having announced it in the Autumn

Posted in Planning

Why Planning is good for your health….

The link between good planning and good health is unequivocal. There is a clear correlation between the quality of the built and natural environment and community health and wellbeing. National Planning Policy Guidance, the London Plan and a number of local planning policies already encourage the submission of “health impact assessments” as part of the