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Real Estate Quarterly Winter 2016

Winter 2016

Hogan Lovells quarterly newsletter on legal topics relevant to the UK real estate industry. This issue covers:

CPO Reform: Striking a balance

Hannah Quarterman sheds light on the complexities of compulsory purchase.

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Opportunity knocks for Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

ESOS was introduced in the UK to implement Article 8 of the European Union's 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).  We currently expect Brexit to take place in 2019 which is when the next round of audits will be due.  Where does this leave the current energy efficiency targets?  Unless the government actively takes steps to disapply the current UK legislation, those audits will still need to be done.  Simon Keen explains.

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Food for thought on Forfeiture

In the landlord and tenant relationship, a right to forfeit imposes the ultimate sanction.  Katie Dunn considers this right, which allows a landlord to terminate the lease in certain specified circumstances, usually a breach of the tenant's covenants or other conditions.

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UK Bribery Act - Keeping to the rules

Anyone who thought that the Bribery Act 2011 might not impact on real estate should pause for thought.  Michelle Anthofer explains why.

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Q&A

In this quarter's edition, Christopher Somorjay looks at when an option to tax can be disapplied and Shanna Davison explains about new criminal sanctions which will apply to residential landlords under the Right to Rent regime.

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Case round up

Lien Tran and Paul Tonkin summarise recent case law.

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Click here to read the full newsletter: Real Estate Quarterly – Winter 2016

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