Real Insights - Property Update

Real Insights - Property Update

Issue 31
Japanese knotweed case update: a knotty problem

Japanese knotweed case update: a knotty problem

In May 2017 we advised on the outcome of this case in which the County Court ruled that the presence of Japanese knotweed on an adjoining property to the claimants' properties was an actionable nuisance and in which the recorder ordered payment of remediation costs plus compensation for any residual fall in the properties' value because of lender caution.

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SPG found inconsistent with the London Plan

SPG found inconsistent with the London Plan

Both sides claimed victory with the judgment in the challenge by retirement housing developers.

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Transparency update July 2018: beneficial ownership of overseas entities holding UK property: details of proposed new register revealed

Transparency update July 2018: beneficial ownership of overseas entities holding UK property: details of proposed new register revealed

Earlier this year, as we reported in our Transparency Update March 2018, the UK Government confirmed its intention to proceed with a register of overseas companies owning UK property.

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Changing attitudes to community engagement

Changing attitudes to community engagement

LREF 2018: In the week marking the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster, leading figures from developers, non-profits and architecture firms sat down at LREF.

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Legal challenge to Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Beneficial Ownership (BO) registers

Legal challenge to Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Beneficial Ownership (BO) registers

Mishcon de Reya has taken legal steps against the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the Beneficial Ownership registers to call into question the wider repercussions for fundamental rights and the relationship between individuals and the State.

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