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RAAC: How the concrete crumbles

The discovery of failing reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in schools just before the beginning of term certainly caught the attention of the public and the media. The problem of […]

The rise of the electronic signature

Our real estate experts explain more about how electronic signatures are now considered legally binding from a property perspective. In our real estate department, we now regularly use a platform […]

An update on the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE)

Following our article regarding the introduction of the new ROE in the previous autumn edition of Law News, overseas entities that already have an interest in UK property should be […]

Break clauses: A case for careful drafting

The Capitol Park Leeds Plc v Global Radio Services Ltd case has further highlighted the importance of the careful drafting of break options in commercial leases. The break clause in […]

New register for overseas owners of UK property

For a more recent article covering the Register of Overseas Entities by our corporate & commercial team, please view here. One of our real estate experts explains the new register […]

New rules for energy performance in non-residential buildings

April 2023 sees the introduction of new EPC regulations for commercial properties. We discuss the potential implications for landlords. There can be no more pressing issue for both domestic and […]

Regulation changes to see rise in energy efficiency standards

From 1 April 2023, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations are set to become even stricter for commercial properties. The regulations were introduced in 2015 to target the least […]

License for alterations – do I need one?

As a team, we’re regularly asked by tenants proposing to carry out work at their premises if they really need to document the plans. Often, the landlord has already told […]

New flexibility for commercial buildings as rules allow empty premises to be changed into homes

In a further relaxation of planning regulations, new rules allowing commercial premises to be converted into homes kicked in at the end of March this year. The government claims this […]

Land access for digital infrastructure is subject of new consultation

The government has opened a consultation to help them understand whether changes to the Electronic Communications Code are required. A government consultation is underway to review the legal framework for […]

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