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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Posted in Real Estate News

Update: public register of beneficial ownership of UK property by overseas entities

What’s new? The government has published its response to the April 2017 call for evidence on proposals for a register showing who owns and controls overseas entities that own UK property or participate in UK government procurement. The regime would catch any legal owner of registered land which is “overseas” and therefore would include commonly

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Why did commonhold fail? The Law Commission issues call for evidence asking for the industry’s views

The Law Commission has issued a call for evidence on commonhold law to understand why commonhold as a form of ownership has proved to be so unattractive to the property market. This aligns with the government’s announcement in December 2017 to look at whether and how it can reinvigorate commonhold law, following the widely publicised

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BHS Company Voluntary Arrangement – Landlords Win on Penalties

Collapsed retailer British Home Stores cannot challenge its own company voluntary arrangement as an unenforceable contractual penalty and must repay rental discounts to its landlords, the High Court in England and Wales decided yesterday. The case, in which Hogan Lovells represented the successful landlord, provides important guidance on the operation of company voluntary arrangements (CVAs),

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Ruff Justice: implying reasonableness in applications for consent

A management company’s refusal of consent to keep a pet in a flat gives us an opportunity for bad puns and gives landlords ‘paws’ for thought. After Mr and Mrs Kuehn bought a leasehold flat in East London, only one thing stood in the way of their dream home: a leasehold covenant not to keep