Real Estate Quarterly - Winter 2018

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

Daylight and sunlight: a break in the clouds?

Hannah Quarterman and Kathryn Hampton consider what constitutes acceptable daylight and sunlight levels in urban developments and compare new national planning policy with the approach taken by the courts.

A new moratorium for struggling businesses - giving companies a fair chance or a step too far for creditors?

Ben Willis looks at government proposals for a new moratorium for companies in financial difficulties.

Houses in Multiple Occupation

Properties that qualify as Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) have long presented a potential headache for unwary landlords, but from the start of October 2018 the headache got bigger. Caroline Stares looks at recent changes.

Tangled in Knots: Owners beware

Japanese knotweed has blighted UK properties for over a century. It was first brought to the UK as an ornamental plant in the mid-nineteenth century but has since broken free from the confines of residential gardens. Sanjay Dave considers a recent court case involving this troublesome weed.


SDLT Christmas Special: Chris Somorjay and Ed Newport consider the new tax on overseas buyers of residential property and the imminent 14 day SDLT deadline.

Case Round-Up

Lien Tran summarises recent case law.

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