Real Estate Quarterly Spring 2016

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

A lesson in possession

Paul Tonkin considers the tactics and pitfalls involved in obtaining possession for redevelopment under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Click here for full article.

 

Start-ups for 10

Starting a new business is hard work. Finding the right location and premises from which to operate, at a time when flexibility is most needed, is a key issue for start-up businesses.  Gill McGreevy considers 10 key considerations for start-up businesses. Click here for full article.

 

Beware the hidden costs of ground rents

On 21 January, Sir Peter Bottomley MP tabled an early day motion in the House of Commons requesting that Flat 1 Blythe Court, Solihull, be withdrawn from an upcoming auction. David Horan investigates. Click here for full article.

 

Right to Rent: Government shifts responsibility onto landlords

From 1 February 2016 landlords across the country will become responsible for policing the immigration status of their tenants. Paul Tonkin and Rob Struckett consider the new obligations. Click here to read full article.

 

Modern slavery and the property industry

The term “slavery” conjures up images of a shameful colonial past and a practice which was outlawed by the British government more than 200 years ago. Louise Moore and Laura Oliver investigate the Modern Slavery Act.  Click here to read full article.

 

Stop Press: 2016 Budget taxes property industry

George Osborne delivered a Budget which will have significant implications for the property industry. Christopher Somorjay, Aaron Burchell, Jane Dockeray and Ingrid Stables summarise some of the headlines. Click here to read full article.

 

Q&A

In this edition Laura Oliver considers the implications of a leap year for completion statements and Simon Keen looks at the practical impact of the Mazars case on business rates. Click here to read full article.

 

Case round-up

Eleanor Stark and Paul Tonkin summarise recent case law. Click here to read full article.

 

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


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