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What a nuisance! UK Supreme Court widens private nuisance to include “overlooking”

The Supreme Court has given its judgment in Fearn and others v Tate, and has widened the law on private nuisance to include being “overlooked” for the first time.


UK COVID-19 – Arbitrator of protected rent arrears must make award in line with compliant proposal

In one of the first published arbitration awards under the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 (“CRCA”) in which the Arbitrator made an award based on the parties' formal ...


UK Upper Tribunal confirms another gap in the Telecoms Code - the problem with concurrent leases

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (“UT”) has considered how termination and renewal provisions in the 2017 Electronic Communications Code (the “Code”) can operate...


UK Supreme Court provides welcome clarity on the operation of the Telecoms Code

In a long-awaited judgment handed down on 22 June 2022, the Supreme Court has addressed issues that have dogged telecoms operators and land owners since the revised Electronic...


UK private rented sector: white paper published

As part of its levelling-up agenda, on 16 June 2022 the government published its long awaited white paper on the reform of the private rented sector. Proposed changes include: banning...


Leasehold reform in the UK: The end of residential ground rents is now imminent

The abolition of ground rents in residential leases in England and Wales is to come into force from 30 June 2022 under the new Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022.


UK government legislates to make residential ground rents a thing of the past

On 8 February 2022, the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 received Royal Assent, effectively outlawing ground rents in residential leases in England and Wales once the legislation...


UK government consults on the collective right to buy and manage mixed use buildings

Views are being sought by the UK government on proposals by the Law Commission to extend the collective right to buy (“collective enfranchisement”) and manage mixed use...


UK government announces proposed changes to the 2017 Electronic Communications Code

Summary of government’s response to the January 2021 consultation “Access to Land: changes to the Electronic Communications Code”, published on 24 November 2021

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