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February 20th 2013

Willans' commercial property team

Partner Nigel Whittaker has joined Willans’ commercial property team

When a landowner sells part of his land the common law is prepared to imply easements in favour of the seller and the buyer in certain circumstances, with the court usually favouring the buyer.

In the case of Robert Lindley Ltd v East Riding of Yorkshire Council (reported in January this year), a farmer won a compensation claim in the Lands Tribunal for crop losses caused by the council pumping flood water away from the village of Burton Fleming.

Yesterday's budget changed the stamp duty land tax rates for sales and leases of commercial property with effect from today.

A recent case has highlighted how developers need to be cautious when creating multi-use developments. In particular, they need to think very carefully about what rights each part of the development will have once it is complete says commercial property partner, Susie Wynne.

New draft regulations to establish Flood Re were laid before Parliament on 1 July 2015, along with a new edition of the scheme document, explains commercial property partner, Susie Wynne. 

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