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Real Insights - Property Update
Issue 14

Court challenges the foundations of permitted development

A High Court ruling this month suggests that excavating a new basement may not count as "permitted development". This could have a much wider effect on town planning beyond the domestic.

By the Book (or by the lease)

Recent court decisions show how important it is for landlords to calculate service charges in accordance with lease provisions – and to keep separate accounts.

I want to break free (of partitioning)

In a recent case the High Court had to decide whether a tenant that had served a break notice to exercise a once-and-for-all conditional break option had effectively terminated its lease.

Property Litigation Breakfast Seminar: "Protect & Survive"

Our recent property litigation breakfast seminar, titled "Protect & Survive", was held at our Africa House headquarters in London.