The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, is increasing across the real estate sector, and for good reason. Drones have incredible safety and efficiency benefits for business. They are flexible and labour saving, and the ways in which drones are used across the real estate sector is increasing and seems likely Read More
On 21 December 2018 the government’s promised ban on the use of aluminium composite (ACM) cladding on residential buildings came into force. Paul Tonkin answers some key questions.
Does the ban apply to all buildings?
No, the ban applies to new buildings over 18 metres tall containing flats, as well as new hospitals, residential care Read More
It’s commonplace for the floor area of a proposed development to be set subject to certain agreed tolerances. These provide an amount of flexibility to a developer and are usually set out in the development agreement. But what happens if these tolerances are not met? You might think that this should entitle the parties to Read More
As 2019 begins, the property sector is gearing up for the introduction of the new RICS professional statement, which will supersede the current code of practice from 1 April 2019. The statement cannot override the terms of a lease but, as long as it is read in conjunction with the lease, the statement will guide Read More
New real estate disputes partner Paul Tonkin shares some predictions for 2019.
Crystal-ball gazing is always a dangerous business and this is more so than ever in the current global economic and political climate. However, there are a few areas where I can predict with some certainty (and for better or worse) that we will Read More