tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-73777422205004701872019-06-23T16:19:20.001+01:00PropertyLaw.guruPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.comBlogger55125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-12897707769899113352019-06-23T16:19:00.002+01:002019-06-23T16:19:19.886+01:00EG 22-06-19 p.45 5G Failing to make the connections. Anecdotally there is a big standoff preventing the roll-out of 5G as landlords are hostile to surrendering their rights forever for peanuts to operators under the new Code, given the permanent nature of the rights given and the low rents given under the valuation. Warning if you have one on a site or are thinking about granting one. P.26. First sign ofPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-79307256785384963772019-06-22T07:40:00.002+01:002019-06-22T07:46:31.429+01:00Comm Prop client identity protocol launched This makes a lot of good sense - follow this link http://www.propertyprotocols.co.uk/_uploads/downloads/LPSLG-protocol-on-client-identity---final-version-20-May-2019.pdf Too many buyers solicitors have been asking for unreasonable undertakings regarding identity from seller's solicitors. Perhaps something could similarly be used by residential conveyancers?PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-50102640850660228662019-06-18T20:34:00.002+01:002019-06-18T20:34:32.427+01:00EG 15-06-19 P.49 VAT -  Reverse charges introduced from 1 oct 19. This means if you pay (as a business) for construction work, then instead of paying the VAT to the contractor, you pay it to HMRC with your VAT return, but can reclaim VAT in the usual way. This is to prevent VAT fraud in the construction industry. This could have profound effect on some development contracts IMHO. There are exemptions, it PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-3359304113305729492019-06-18T20:34:00.000+01:002019-06-18T20:34:00.563+01:00EG 08-06-19 p.57 Brill article setting out what landlords and managing agents have to do to comply with the Tenant Fees act 2109 that took effect on 1st June. A must - esp if you are a trainee still renting! P. 59 Another article about the business rates case in Hewitt v Telereal Trillium 2019 which held that even though no-one wants to rent a big old & dated empty office block, it still has a ‘rateable PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-46663192707793898082019-06-03T11:59:00.001+01:002019-06-03T11:59:05.452+01:00EG 01-06-19 P 49 Leasehold reform.  A critical review of the proposed reforms - removal of s.21 notices, commonhold, community stewardship, Enfranchisement reforms - if you have been living under a stone for the last two years or not dealing with leasehold issues this will bring you up to date with where we are P. 51 Business rates - reports on the Supreme Court decision in Hewitt (V)) v Telereal PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-5168809983749325702019-05-31T13:27:00.002+01:002019-05-31T13:27:12.223+01:00SuDs solution at lastRead about the new Water UK draft 8th edition of Sewers for Adoption, expected to come into force April 2020 making water companies adopt SuDS areas https://www.water.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/D-.HR2-S_1556-AW-Sewers-for-Adoption-report.pdf Sounds like house builders win again - not so in Wales though..PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-67632581327405059882019-05-30T09:43:00.002+01:002019-05-30T09:43:32.305+01:00EG 25-05-19 p.61 MEES - Key questions on exemptions. Excellent outline of the process of registering an exemption for residential or commercial landlords of F or G rated properties who want to avoid criminal liability, the effect and duration of an exemption and the types of exemption P.63 Insurance risks in building contracts like the JCT, who takes it out, what you insure against. One for anyone PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-15120815611827574302019-05-28T12:55:00.000+01:002019-05-28T12:55:03.363+01:00New book - Highways Issues in relation to Planning and Development - BUY IT!Buy this new book - Only £50 - bargain for a superb book on Highways issues in relation to planning and development. Really practical and up to date, and a must for any solicitors dealing with development work - Go to http://ow.ly/QqlV50uqR8JPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-54784626335335227072019-05-19T12:23:00.002+01:002019-05-19T12:23:20.998+01:00EG 18-05-19 p.33 Dire results for Landsec and British Land as a result of their exposure to retail. Values of their holdings in retail parks and shopping centres have fallen 12-15%. BL is offloading retail parks. Both are investing in flexible working products. p.34 A survey of ‘who owns the High St” reveals that overseas investors are fast becoming one of the biggest owners, almost a fifth of shops are PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-11027898852279758222019-05-14T11:26:00.003+01:002019-05-14T11:26:52.383+01:00EG 11-05-19 P.43 The measure of all things - Size is everything? Must read article for solicitors who don’t know their acres from their elbow. Takes you through the way in which area, land, offices, sq.ft etc is important, and gives you an idea of what the size of the average house, office, superstore is. Its unbelievable that most lawyers haven’t a clue and are never trained in even the basics before they PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-70517088500722518982019-05-14T10:06:00.003+01:002019-05-14T10:06:49.810+01:00Govt updates How to Buy GuidesLast week the DHCLG published a How to Buy guide and a How to Sell guide for the public in relation to moving house. Though the Bold Legal Group I pointed out that there were a number of inaccuracies in relation to the legal side of it - and I was amazed to see yesterday that they have amended it  to take these into account!!! I feel almost important and smug! Overall they are very good (with PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-18130503118516249552019-05-05T22:57:00.002+01:002019-05-05T22:57:39.484+01:00EG 4th May 2019 p.25 Co-living schemes seem to be gaining traction everywhere - this is where you have an ensuite room that is 10m2 (yes about 10ft x10ft) and everything else is communal for you and 500 others. At a price - £230 a week. But you rent  for as long or as little as you like. Google The Collective, Old Oak. Modern Utopia or Hipster hell on earth?  P.49 Commercial Leases pt 3. What should happen PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-78265609387588878882019-04-29T17:38:00.000+01:002019-04-29T17:38:04.582+01:00EG 27-04-19 Property news section - Retail and office landlords are increasingly giving incentive packages to get tenants - rent frees for example Brexit & frustration - the EMA lease case, latest news is the appeal to CA might not be until March 2020! More than one third of empty high st banks have been converted to restaurants & eateries.  Legal articles p.49 Part 2 of an excellent series for PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-25360804481092677542019-04-23T13:40:00.001+01:002019-04-23T13:40:07.588+01:00EG 20-04-19 Property insights Interesting how the property market is changing. News of the Courts service closing and selling lots of court buildings. Camberwell Green magistrates court  is being turned into 400 one bed flats! The housing market slumps to a 7 year low. A KPMG survey shows that landlords now call tenants ‘customers’ and talk about ‘customer service’ as landlords; Since 54% of employees PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-63344034035892822722019-04-15T14:08:00.001+01:002019-04-15T14:08:17.845+01:00EG 13-04-19 Not much in the surveying section of interest except a couple of articles about Channel 4 moving to Leeds and bit about Debenhams Legal section p.47 Business Rates - local authorities are losing money with business rates avoidance schemes - and this article looks about the insolvent tenant scheme just tested in the courts. The Court of Appeal found the scheme worked in Rossendale Borough PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-36831728968482080732019-04-15T12:11:00.002+01:002019-04-15T12:11:10.145+01:00New commercial lease code - consultation!The proposed new commercial lease code is out for consultation and you can get a copy of it from here https://consultations.rics.org/consult.ti/leasingbusinesspremises/consultationHome You might need to create an account download it. The code is now going to be professional mandatory on surveyors to clarify certain aspects of the heads of terms. This hopefully will make it a lot easier for PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-29990268629316366012019-04-11T22:13:00.002+01:002019-04-11T22:13:09.960+01:00EG 6th April 2019 P.49 MEES one year on. Looks at the effect of the minimum energy efficiency standards affecting commercial buildings since last year. Not a single prosecution for non-compliance  by any local authority in the whole country! But many less ‘substandard’ F&G registrations. Looks ahead at the next phase of changes P.51 Expert Witnesses under the spotlight - their need to be indépendant and the PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-42611961844840131292019-04-02T19:28:00.002+01:002019-04-02T19:28:55.787+01:00EG 30-03-19 News section Shopping centre investment plummeted by 90% in Q1! And prices are tumbling And Philip Green’s Arcadia group (Topshop, Evans, Wallis, Miss Selfridge, DP, Burtons etc. ) is being restructured and is likely to lead to shut shops and slashed rents for landlords! Furthermore - more than 60% of all new retail scheme proposals have been pushed back to the next decade. And that’s PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-54417261967420435932019-03-26T20:27:00.001+00:002019-03-26T20:27:20.665+00:00EG 23rd March 2019 EG 23 March 2019 MIPM issue with lots on the Cannes jolly that agents go on - and a few lawyers. Probably not as much fun as the Film Festival (that I gatecrashed a few years ago!) P. 57 Business Rates and charities. There have been lots of ‘mitigation schemes’ (fiddles to you, me and the Councils involved) to avoid the punitive business rates on empty properties regime, including the PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-31456179417073657162019-03-17T17:01:00.000+00:002019-03-17T17:01:04.571+00:00Estates Gazette 16h March 2019This week's edition comes with the glossy Investors City Guide that sets out where is the best place in the UK to invest in property with a useful run-down on what is happening in each major city and how property prices and rents are going p.20 Savills are predicting a drop in the volume in property transactions in the coming year with Brexit and everything else..  and p.25 reports that PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-23680971042158427772019-03-17T09:16:00.001+00:002019-03-17T09:16:33.685+00:00Airbnb use not residential!!Interesting planning case for anyone renting out a property on airbnb: Use of flats as short-term visitor accommodation was a material change of use (Planning Inspectorate) The appeal concerned two residential apartment blocks in Cambridge. In January 2018, the council issued enforcement notices alleging that 13 of the 19 flats (use class C3) across the two blocks were being used as short-termPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-58451845538275898462019-03-12T22:32:00.001+00:002019-03-12T22:33:16.136+00:00Estates Gazette - 9th March 2019Brexit frustration? Well the European Medicines Agency has been granted leave to appeal against the dismissal of its frustration claim - this one will run and run. If industry wasn't terrified by today's shambles in Parliament it will be if Brexit can frustrate leases! No indication yet of when it would be heard. Tons of diversity related articles in this issue trying to redress surveying and PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-77285115301294359622019-03-03T20:14:00.001+00:002019-03-03T20:14:10.146+00:00EG 02- 03-19p.34 Many local authorities are buying property, inside and outside their area, to get income, as they can borrow cheaper than most other organisations. Article looks at one such authority that has spent £1 billion in the last three years! p.40 Looks at all the development happening at the 'South Bank' - London's investment hotspot Legal p. 53 Great article about settling your dilapidation PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-38554864720461285132019-02-24T14:15:00.004+00:002019-02-24T14:15:52.161+00:00Estates Gazette articles - 23 Feb 19p. 49 Third and fiinal part of the excellent mini-series about dealing with mixed use developments. This one looks at build to rent, the need for a ready made community, concierges, flexibility and cost transparency. p.51 End of the road for residential leasehold? Article questioning whether it needs to be replaced. Will it happen? (When hens have teeth, is my view). Points out the problems withPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-12445236268457813942019-02-22T09:42:00.000+00:002019-02-22T09:42:23.054+00:00Estates Gazette 16 Feb 19Stop press - the High Court rejected the claim by the European Medicines Agency that Brexit operated to frustrate the lease it had entered into - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/20/european-medicines-agency-loses-bid-to-end-uk-lease-over-brexit If allowed this would have opened the floodgates to clams by tenants - the Agency may still appeal.. Non law articles of interest: p13 A PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0