Real Estate Quarterly Summer 2017

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

Real Estate Team of the Year 2017

Since our last edition went to print, the Hogan Lovells Real Estate Team won Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2017 for its work on a major residential scheme.  Nicholas Roberts, who led the team, comments on the sector, the challenges and the opportunities.



A new dawn? The revised telecoms code is breaking through

In the sweep-up sessions just before Parliament was dissolved in May, the Digital Economy Act 2017 received Royal Assent.  The Act, once brought into force, includes a new Electronic Communications Code.  Shanna Davison explains what it is and why it matters.



Knot in my back yard - the perils of Japanese knotweed

Sarah Brown examines a recent decision of the Cardiff County Court which highlights the legal risks associated with Japanese knotweed and clarifies the responsibilities of landowners towards the owners of neighbouring land.



Have side letters gone out of fashion?

The decision earlier this year in Vivienne Westwood Limited v Conduit Street Development Limited casts doubt on the enforceability of termination rights in side letters and may well have left some landlords asking themselves how many of their side letters would suffer the same fate.  Ben Willis explores the case and allays some of those concerns.



Regular and diligent progress of construction works - what does it mean?

Mark Crossley and Katie Duval set out how a contractor complies with a duty to proceed regularly and diligently with construction works.



Case round up

Lien Tran summarises recent case law.



Event fees on retirement homes: how might regulation help?

Nicholas Roberts and Annabelle Allen summarise a recent report on event fees which recommends increased regulation.



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