Real Insights - Property Update

Real Insights - Property Update

Issue 25
Data protection for real estate

Data protection for real estate

Readers will be well aware that the GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect in UK (and EU) law from 25 May 2018. Many will have been making arrangements to be ready for that date.

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Nick Kirby named in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018

Nick Kirby named in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018

Real Estate Managing Associate Nick Kirby has been named in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018.

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Don't you forget (about MEES) - the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard

Don't you forget (about MEES) - the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard

There's now less than three months to go until the minimum energy efficiency standard (or MEES) comes into force for commercial properties.

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English Church

In search of the Holy Gravel - or why the Church of England has registered its mineral rights

An article in The Times on 9 January raised concerns about the Church of England's claims to minerals beneath privately owned land.

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Row of houses

Learning to live together: Government HMO consultation results and how they affect student housing

The rules about Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are complex at the best of times with three different licensing regimes - mandatory HMO licensing, the optional "additional HMO licensing" and the sweeping option of selective licensing which affects most rented property.

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UK highway development

Use it or lose it: can compulsory purchase help housing delivery?

On Wednesday 31 January, The Times reminded us that in last November's budget speech, chancellor Philip Hammond promised a review of un-implemented planning consents.

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Chicks with Bricks

Chicks with Bricks

I was recently introduced to Holly Porter who invited me to a fundraising dinner hosted by Chicks with Bricks to raise money for the Prince's Trust.

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Two property companies to sponsor the real estate category of MDR LAB

Two property companies to sponsor the real estate category of MDR LAB

In a novel move, MDR LAB, the legal tech incubator of UK law firm Mishcon de Reya has announced that two property sector companies, Derwent London and Coyote will sponsor the Real Estate category of its programme this year and mentor start-ups that join its second cohort.

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