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(UK) Common Land/Village Green Update – June 2013

Recent news on skateboarders applying to register the Southbank undercroft as a village green (frustrating redevelopment plans if they do) and the recent registration of a beach as common land show how unlikely areas used for recreation can gain legal protection. Here we update on the most recent cases – the trend of decisions favouring … Continue Reading

The UK’s Construction Act gets a face-lift

Changes to construction legislation coming into force on 1 October 2011 (1 November 2011 in Scotland) will incorporate revisions to the fair payment and adjudication provisions required to be included in construction contracts. Unless developers are careful about updating their construction contracts, they may unwittingly find that the provisions they believe to be agreed are … Continue Reading

Common Land/Village Green Update

We have previously posted on the potential pitfalls for developers arising because of Commons legislation. No developer of land historically used for leisure activities by the public can afford to ignore the risks of commons registration, as the Courts are currently interpreting the legislation in favour of the users of the land (not the owners). A … Continue Reading

New Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations – what does this mean for you?

On 6 April 2010, the new Community Infrastructure Levy (‘CIL’) Regulations came into force, partially replacing the current system of Section 106 agreements. There won’t be an immediate change in the planning regime, but now is the time to think about the CIL and any potential impact on future developments and transactions.… Continue Reading

Competition Law Applies to Existing UK Property Deals

In our previous posting 'Land Agreements come under the Competition Law Spotlight' when government consultation was underway, we reported on the likely impact of Competition Law applying to property deals. Whilst the issue arose out of the Competition Commission's market investigation into the supply of groceries, the changes that will apply from 6 April 2010 can affect any property agreements and will affect pre-existing agreements as well as anything to be entered into after 6 April. The commercial property world needs a new competition law mindset.… Continue Reading
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