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UK register of beneficial owners goes live

After some years in the making, the UK register for overseas entities finally opened at Companies House on Monday 1 August 2022. Overseas entities that own registered land...


UK compulsory purchase of land regime – key reforms in the making?
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“The current law of compulsory purchase of land is difficult to locate, complicated to decipher and elusive to apply. The case for its reform is overwhelming and has been recognised...


Blocked: UK Government uses new powers to block deal raising national security concerns

The UK Government this week prohibited the acquisition of intellectual property owned by the University of Manchester by a Chinese company – marking the first time the UK Government...


UK Building Safety update: Where are we now?

The Building Safety Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. This marked the end of a long journey through Parliament for a Bill that was published in response to the Grenfell ...


UK compulsory purchase regime – reform to the compensation framework

After tinkering with parts of the compulsory purchase regime in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, in an effort to streamline and modernise it, the government has now published a...


UK company voluntary arrangements: 10 key takeaways for property owners from government research

The company voluntary arrangement (CVA) is an insolvency process that has raised significant concern amongst commercial property owners in recent years about their use by tenant companies...


UK Planning top tips: certificates of lawfulness

Certificates of lawfulness can serve a useful function when certainty is needed as to whether an existing or proposed use or operation is or would be lawful. What are the key issues?


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...

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