tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-73777422205004701872019-08-16T10:05:20.670+01:00PropertyLaw.guruPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.comBlogger63125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-21929789379289740582019-08-07T09:31:00.001+01:002019-08-07T09:34:08.855+01:00EG 03-08-19 p.51 Enfranchisement - goes briefly through the historic reasons why the different regimes exist (LRA67, LRHUDA93 & CLRA02) and why it isn’t fair and calls for a simple and accessible solution with lower costs involved P.52 Landlord’s works - who repairs - and who ultimately pays? Looks at the Blue Manchester case where the freeholder who bought the reversion for £400k is facing a bill of PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-45725985747812329962019-07-28T17:43:00.002+01:002019-07-28T17:43:37.758+01:00EG 27-07-19 P.35 Fascinating article about how the Belgian town of Roeslare’s town centre is now thriving after adopting all the Grimsey Review recommendations on retail, whereas here its just  one CVA after another… P. 37 The UK’s real estate investment market is still the third biggest in the world (after US & Japan), despite sharing to £564bn last year..Should be plenty of comm prop legal work on thatPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-69018496346637558012019-07-22T22:47:00.001+01:002019-07-22T22:47:56.860+01:00EG 20-07-19 p. 74 Bizarre Diary story about planning permission granted for 15 flats converted from some grim light-industrial units in Watford - 7 will have NO windows in the gable roof conversion, - PD rights despite the planning inspector commenting that the lack of windows or any natural illumination ‘would not be a positive living environment’. Can’t wait to see the sales particulars for those…That’s PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-29143779883225410872019-07-14T15:23:00.002+01:002019-07-14T15:23:26.186+01:00EG 13-07-19 P.27 Manchester - predictions for the future of the city…. P.49 Rent arrears and service charge apportionment differences between share sales and asset sales. A must for anyone dealing with corporate support property work. Either Completion accounts or apportionment schedules can be used.Excellent summary of the key factors, but have a double expresso first before you read it! P.51 PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-68029894367788096382019-07-11T10:39:00.002+01:002019-07-11T10:39:55.060+01:00EG 6-7-19 P.22 Brexit frustration appeal canned. The proposed EMA appeal has been shelved after EMA sublet the *whole* building to WeWork until the end of the lease. This just goes to show how WeWork and flexible work space is going to transform office usage IMHO and the decline of the commercial lease as the norm for office space usage P.63 The new Telecommunications Code’s complexity and security of PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-26200754752246555412019-07-02T16:55:00.002+01:002019-07-02T16:55:24.312+01:00Lease Extension information and calculator!All the relevant consultation papers and so on regarding Lease extension can be downloaded from here http://ow.ly/SfvR50uROMY Also check out Richard Murphy's excellent calculator and ready reckoner at https://www.richardjohnclarke.comPropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-5942346980272810192019-07-01T15:14:00.001+01:002019-07-01T15:14:36.336+01:00New SDLT guidance on gardens and resi.SDLT on gardens or grounds - new guidance issued on 25th June. See http://ow.ly/KOpu50uQEEffor some more pages, not as good as the guidance at the WRA on LTT but helpful nonetheless..PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7377742220500470187.post-31813174266399529922019-07-01T15:10:00.003+01:002019-07-01T15:10:29.100+01:00EG 29-06-19 p.33  Shape of things to come? Spelthorne Borough Council (who? where?) earned as much (£7m) from the £1billion of commercial property it quickly bought (on cheap loans from the Public Works Main Board) as it did from rates! Is this what your local authority is going to do? If so, cosy up to them and get some work!  p.47 Interesting article about the BPF’s Red Flag clauses for a CVA, which PropertyLaw.guruhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16576221187744254368noreply@blogger.com0tag: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.com0