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UK Residential Property Developer Tax – draft legislation sees developers bearing the cost of the cladding crisis

Following public consultation earlier this year, draft legislation for a new residential property developer tax has been published by HM Treasury. The aim is to help fund the growing costs...

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Talking Point Asia | September 2021
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The English High Court has confirmed that the tort of intentionally violating rights in a judgment debt, which is also known as the Marex tort, is recognized by English law. The ruling...

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Keep your hard hats on: when should a developer be released from its obligations?
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Simon Keen and Dion Panambalana role play a developer and a tenant. To date, the parties have been unable to agree whether the developer should be released when the building has been...

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Green Data: a global perspective on a new trend for data centers

The data center market is rapidly gaining strength worldwide but with the inherent energy demands, the sector is increasingly focused on targeting renewable energy.

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Talking Point Asia | August 2021
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The UK Supreme Court has unanimously overturned the Court of Appeal and confirmed that liquidated damages for delay that have accrued up to termination are payable, even where a party,...

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Planning for beauty – revisions to the NPPF, a new Model Design Code and an Office for Place

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Now, for the first time since the birth of the modern planning system in 1947, it’s also enshrined expressly in policy.In a...

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Residential property reform by UK government: Goodbye to ground rents

In the first part of a long-heralded suite of reforms to leasehold property law in England & Wales, the UK government has introduced a draft Bill which is intended to consign to history ...

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UK Fire Safety: Who's picking up the bill on cladding?

The Fire Safety Act 2021 received Royal Assent at the end of last week. What the Act lacks in size (it’s only four sections long), it makes up for in the controversy it caused...

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UK: The National Security and Investment Act receives royal assent

Watch out for the National Security and Investment Act which has now received royal assent although it is still not expected to come fully into force until this Autumn due to the amount of...

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