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Government Warning for Commercial Property Prices as Plans for New Energy Legislation Are Announced

Friday, 13 January 2017

The government has recently issued a stark warning that upcoming energy legislation could lead to £16.54 billion being wiped off the value of commercial property in the UK.

Energy Law Efficiency Update

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2017 UK Commercial Property Sector to Experience Fall in Construction and Development Activity

Thursday, 12 January 2017

An annual forecast made by the real estate firm Savills has predicted that borrowers and lenders will become increasingly wary of the risks involved in investing in new projects in 2017 and beyond.


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Criminal Sanctions are Being Introduced for Landlords that Fail to Comply with ‘Right to Rent’ Obligations – Are You Ready?

Friday, 11 November 2016

Under the Immigration Act 2014, landlords must not permit adults to occupy a property as their only or main residence under a residential tenancy agreement unless they:


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A Warning that the UK Faces a Critical Shortfall of Rental Properties

Monday, 07 November 2016

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) issued a stark warning that the UK will face a shortage of 1.8 million homes to rent by 2025, unless the government acts quickly to re-ignite the buy-to-let market.


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Capital Projects

Friday, 28 October 2016

Keeping to the critical path - Pre-Construction Services Agreements


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9 Practical Steps to Successfully Manage Your Property Development

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Making effective use of assets is a key obligation for local authorities. The trick is ensuring how to deliver best value in development projects, especially where local authorities are taking the lead with other bodies.


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Top 3 Trends in Planning Law - how do they affect you?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

In this article we review the continued evolution of the planning system over the course of 2016, and consider how the optimism of local government planners will continue to be tested through 2017 as pressure mounts to build new houses.


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Permitted Development and Change of Use Under Leases

Friday, 14 October 2016

In Back to the Future, Marty McFly may have fantasised about how rich he could become with a Sports Almanac from the future.


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Hinkley Point C - Opportunities for South West Companies

Thursday, 29 September 2016

The UK government has made the landmark decision to proceed with the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.

Hinkley Point C - Opportunities for South West Companies

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VWV's Birmingham Office Expands Its Commercial Property Team

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Andrew Tubbs has joined our Commercial Property team in Birmingham as a Partner.

Andrew Tubbs and Simon Heald

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Interpretation of Government Housing Policy to Be Appealed in the Supreme Court

Friday, 05 August 2016

A controversial Court of Appeal decision setting out the meaning of 'relevant policies for the supply of housing' in the government's National Planning Policy Framework ('NPPF') is set to be appealed before the Supreme Court.


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Recent Taxation Changes - How They Might Affect You

Friday, 22 July 2016

It's been a busy few years for tax professionals, in particular those who advise on property taxes.


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Explainer - lease registration

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

This article briefly explains the regime for lease registration, focusing particularly on aspects that are relevant to tenants of commercial premises. It explains which leases can and must be registered...


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Permitted Development Rights

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The UK Government has introduced a new statutory instrument which came into force on 6 April 2016 and extends current Permitted Development Rights across England. These rights have...


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`Interest in property acquired through financial contributions made "towards the house"

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The recent Court of Appeal case of Liden v Burton [2016] shows that someone can acquire an interest in their unmarried partner's house even if their financial contribution to the home is documented as rent.