tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-73777422205004701872021-01-14T20:05:25.017+00:00PropertyLaw.guruPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.comBlogger134125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-66227820254116520722021-01-14T19:03:00.005+00:002021-01-14T20:05:24.978+00:00 EG 09-01-21News  Resi planning applications have slumped over 43% over the last 2 years p.39 CVAs are damaging the high st, hurting pensioners and savers etc P.42 - What lies ahead in 2021? Reviews the legal matters and cases that will affect the estate world over the coming year. Covid clauses in leases, contracting out notices, Telecoms and the ongoing war between operators and landlords, HS2 disputes, PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-13020183225424916342020-12-14T13:49:00.004+00:002020-12-14T13:49:18.898+00:00 EG 12-12-20End of year round up of what has been happening over the year in news and numerous articles talking about the changes to retail post covid and with online sales, and possible uses for empty office and retail spaces - even ‘temporary farms’ in retail units! Good series of articles about the future of auctions, and distressed properties  P.75 Legal year round up with a Xmas theme, listing all thePropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-50187868213530277802020-12-11T08:46:00.006+00:002020-12-11T08:46:24.404+00:00 EG 05-12-20P.43 Options or drawing on rent deposits when dealing with an insolvent tenant. Must read article for property litigators especially. Goes through the types of rent deposit, the triggers for drawdown, how a CVA, Administration or Liquidation affects it, etc p.45 Responses to the planning white paper and their possible effects on the planning system P.46 Dilapdations - the effect of the Pullman PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-22507042678894463602020-12-02T09:14:00.006+00:002020-12-02T09:14:25.597+00:00 EG 28-11-20P.33 interesting article touching on the way in which to structure turnover rents and online showrooming sales - the drafting is never going to be easy P.59 Allocation of social housing rules by local housing authorities - reporting on two cases where applicants were in overcrowded circumstances, and that a jewish housing provider could choose applicants from their religion and not be held to bePropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-71872749254817740322020-11-27T17:14:00.003+00:002020-11-27T17:14:37.343+00:00EG 21-11-20 EG 21-11-20 Good and thought-provoking series of articles about wellbeing and the pandemic, dealing with the pressures, a survey of mental health, redundancy, personal stories, working patterns, etc. P.53 Property tax issues - VAT paid on dilapidations payments may be reclaimable! Reverse charges on VAT - to prevent fraud, in some situations set out in the article a person engaging PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-57931880959584948952020-11-19T14:57:00.000+00:002020-11-19T14:57:08.417+00:00EG 14-11-20 EG 14-11-20 P.84 Lease renewals and Covid. Looks at what Ts will want when renewing under the 54 Act given Covid - length of term, break clauses, the type of rent and rent review clause, interim rents. Etc worth reading! p.87 Break clauses and ‘vacant possession’. Looks at Capital Radio Leeds v Global Radio Services - High court decision that the failure to hand the ‘Premises’  back  as demisedPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-67157457996074347392020-11-10T10:55:00.004+00:002020-11-10T10:55:46.310+00:00 EG 07-11-20News P.24 An estimated 20,000 shops closing permanently this year, half of those as a direct result of the pandemic. Retail is likely to disperse from city centres to smaller towns and suburban areas, encouraged by more home-working. The vacant spaces might be re-purposed as local workspaces. P.85 GP-led transactions (nothing to with doctor’s surgeries btw) - This is where a sponsor of an PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-26498364184881045992020-11-04T18:35:00.001+00:002020-11-04T18:35:03.583+00:00EG 31-10-20 News Many complaints that the proposed planning reforms completely fail to mention commercial property and focusses entirely on housing. John Lewis gets PP to turn half of its flagship Oxford St store into offices!! Future of London - some great articles about what will happen to :London post covid P.52Asbestos Horror Story - Pullman v Welsh Minisetr [2020] EWHC 2521 held that ‘yielding up’ in PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-53667884914982004152020-10-22T10:56:00.002+01:002020-10-22T10:56:48.936+01:00 EG 17-10-20Newsp.15 Landlords are fighting back against Tenants - some are demanding getting the properties back rather than accepting the tenants will occupy rent free or for a low rent.p.19 - proposed rules to make Pre-packs fairer & ‘blood bath’ predicted in the hotel and hospitality sectorLegalP.52 - What options are available to landlords who find themselves with abandoned premises? PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-16345693350454310812020-10-14T20:58:00.000+01:002020-10-14T20:58:03.883+01:00 EG 10-10-20p.45 Judicial review. Richard Harwood QC argues why JR is important in planning, s.288 challenge, only happening with 1 in 2000 applications. Also discusses the recent  PDR and other proposed  planning changes. P.48 Is ‘co-retailing’ the answer - where retailers share a shop space. Whilst not new, this can be a ‘concession agreement which is a hybrid licence and commercial arrangement, which is PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-42078931556178495762020-10-06T08:36:00.002+01:002020-10-06T08:36:15.536+01:00 EG 03-10-20P.49 Racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace - looks at the equality legislation and what needs to be done to increase BAME representation P.51 The future of planning disputes. Part of the planning streamlining proposals is the White paper ‘Planning the Future’ released in August., but it is short on details, but it proposes to remove the risk of Judicial Reviews by removing imprecise and PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-74544671198199476432020-09-23T21:34:00.005+01:002020-09-23T21:34:39.560+01:00EG 19-09-20P.5 “This week’s leader is dedicated to the growing number of occupiers that are, quite frankly and quite bluntly, taking the piss. For their benefit, I thought it might be useful here to remind them of the definition of a lease…” Proper rant from the Editor about tenants not paying their rent, CVAs, etc. P.16 High Court decision, much reported which decided that in most of the disease clauses PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-62663965206013375632020-09-18T21:28:00.003+01:002020-09-18T21:28:15.651+01:00 EG. 12-09-20P44. Overcoming tenants’ rights of pre-emption. Good article on how to structure a flats development to make sure that you can keep the freehold or airspace and prevent them  having a right of pre-emption should you wish to sell it. Basically exchange contracts to sell on the reversion before you sell 50% of the flats. But what about structuring it with an intermediate lease? Or before they are PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-69699322235446054002020-09-18T09:52:00.003+01:002020-09-18T09:52:25.304+01:00 EG 3-09-20Sorry for delay -‘ stuff’ getting in the way! Interesting Logistics supplement - its definitely where the smart money is going. Amazon is on an impressive global 50% expansion journey - with a 40% increase in sales in Q2 2020! P.36 Right to Manage procedures and the changes proposed by the Law Commission. Useful explanation of the current process. The notices are crucial and Eastern Pyramid PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-39535002149084550112020-08-28T10:03:00.000+01:002020-08-28T10:03:03.328+01:00EG 29-08-20 (App only) New Look's proposed 3 yr CVA terms- turnover rents, Landlord breaks etc. Worth looking at - Is this the standard model?Covid Grants and business rates come to an end on 28 August - but £1.45bn remains unclaimed. Business rates holidays given to retail leisure and hospitality let many businesses out in the cold. Some claimed empty property rates relief, but the majority of LAs refused. Massive PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-12273334550549487682020-08-26T16:01:00.002+01:002020-08-26T16:01:09.499+01:00 EG 20-08-20 p.17 Investors primed for a rise in sale and leaseback as companies look to free up cash after the pandemic - are you ready? Numerous articles predicting the future of the office…which will affect commercial lease volumes.. Legal P.44 Escape to the country- what are the headaches of countryside living - what exactly are you buying - boundaries, rights, gaps and unregistered land, planning PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-72838085890589580582020-08-25T10:49:00.000+01:002020-08-25T10:49:00.302+01:00 EG 15-08-20 EG 15-08-20 App only edition Adverse possession Dowse v City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council [2020] UKUT 0202 (LC) - interesting case as the ground c exceptional case in an LRA02 application. It must adjoin the whole of the owned land, not just a part of it, also questioned whether the ‘reasonable belief’ of ownership could be possible if there had been previous disputes over it! PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-35235727326773984842020-08-13T11:12:00.001+01:002020-08-13T11:12:04.740+01:00 EG 08-08-20 P.43 - 75% of businesses are now considering flexible working as a result of the pandemic, and a shift away from tradiitional long leases, which is bad news for L&T solicitors specialising in that area. P.64 Zoning the planning system. Analyses the proposed planning changed- will the recommendations of others to shift to a rules based by right system, where developers can build PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-61739463712058158462020-07-29T08:53:00.000+01:002020-07-29T08:53:01.811+01:00EG 25-07-20 News  P.19 Law Commissions report on Commonhold and leasehold reform noted. As one comment says, why would developers set one up if there is no financial advantage and lenders won’t lend on it! Also, in my experience flat owners don’t want to be directors of management companies or manage the building, but whinge about the maintenance and service charges all the time. Don’t expect changes any PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-62953615876387510792020-07-28T07:26:00.001+01:002020-07-28T07:26:16.078+01:00New Use Classes summaryBrill summary of the new use classes from BLP - click here  - a must read!https://www.bclplaw.com/images/content/1/9/v2/191419/Client-Flyer-UCO-final.pdfPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-35614200769671243862020-07-23T16:43:00.000+01:002020-07-23T16:43:20.399+01:00EG 18-07-20News - a boom in demand for data centres, comm prop prices set to drop 10%, predicted demand for flexible space as offices re configure for the post-virus world. P.22 - the proposed radical Permitted development planning reform could see retail to resi conversions rocket. Councils who bought lots of comm prop are now unable to balance budgets and are cutting servicesLegalP.35 Covid clauses - PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-19407713806342298072020-07-20T21:13:00.002+01:002020-07-20T21:13:31.325+01:00EG 11-07-20 EG 11-07-20 p.13 Editorial call for retailers to pay landlords where they can - comm prop owners aren’t all rich! p.13 - Tesla isn’t paying rent, Frasers, Boots, JD Sport etc. Mike Ashley plans to withhold rent indefinitely for Evans Cycles, which has been doing really well! P.17 West End landlords also badly affected, with no tourist trade for their retailers.. Turnover rents are being PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-51719027805914520992020-07-08T21:02:00.002+01:002020-07-08T21:02:44.288+01:00EG 04-07-20 Not so much covid news this week. Talent supplement is interesting reading about the new skills employees need to deal with the post covid world - home working etc, leadership, unlocking diversity, how to use zoom meetings and be effective - being clear, direct and warm. Legal p.83 Covid & Dilaps claims.  Good article looking at th defences and arguments may arise from the pandemic.  PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-66754004539005091232020-06-30T14:38:00.002+01:002020-06-30T14:38:07.219+01:00EG 27-06-20 News section - lots of really interesting articles about the future of offices post pandemic - many predicting that in fact flexible workspace will grow as companies shy from long term commercial lease commitments given uncertainty in their market. Many articles well worth reading if you see yourself as something more than a paper-pushing-instruction-follower! Well worth spending the time to PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-57384288359319080132020-06-25T09:25:00.002+01:002020-06-25T09:25:16.674+01:00 EG 20-06-20 News Retail out, co-working spaces in at London’s Westfield shopping centre - the owner is going to turn the 100,000 sqft  House of Fraser store into a co-working space à la WeWork!! Also use class D2 dance hall experience IKEA doing residential property development in Enfield - will they come with furniture included? HofL call for greater scrutiny of pre-pack deals where the business is soldPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0