When considering the past year, ‘uncertainty’ has certainly been the watchword for those operating in the property and construction industry.
Last month saw an apocalyptic picture painted about the impact of Brexit. The Bank of England warned that commercial property values could fall 48% in the event of a No-deal – worse than the global financial crisis – and even a more “orderly” Brexit could see a 27% drop.
A recent prosecution in Bristol has demonstrated a new aspect to property issues associated with Japanese Knotweed.
Property law cases have made headlines throughout 2018. Mathew Ditchburn and Lien Tran consider some of the year’s key court rulings
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in S Franses v The Cavendish Hotel is, I believe, the most seminal change to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 since 1954. The case concerned the hotel’s right to oppose the grant of a new tenancy to S Franses, on the grounds that Cavendish ...
The VOA’s decision to petition the Supreme Court for the right to appeal against a court ruling blocking its proposals to introduce additional business rates on ATMs in retail stores is hugely disappointing.
It is no secret that the UK’s internet capabilities have a lot of catching up to do. Indeed, the stalled rollout of full-fibre is a growing national problem that must be tackled swiftly, especially as the UK still lags behind other countries. So it is encouraging that the government has ...
The introduction of the original government incentives for rooftop Solar PV installations gave rise to booming levels of activity for a relatively short and intense period-of-time, the result of which was an abundance of so-called ‘rent-a-roof’ arrangements on large industrial premises.