Mar 24, 2020
Government to protect commercial tenants from eviction if they miss rent payments over coronavirus outbreak
Commercial tenants who miss a payment in the next three months because of the coronavirus outbreak will be protected from eviction, the government has announced.
Mar 23, 2020
Landowner loses Upper Tribunal appeal over certificate of appropriate alternative development for site acquired for link road
The owner of a field that was compulsorily acquired to provide land for the construction of a link road has lost his appeal over the certificate of appropriate alternative development he was given.
Mar 17, 2020
Government consults on how to stop councils using Public Works Loan Board loans for commercial property investment
The government has launched a consultation this month on the development of a targeted intervention designed to stop ‘debt for yield’ activity where local authorities use low-cost loans from the Public Loans Works Board (PWLB) to buy investment property primarily for rental income.
Mar 12, 2020
A requirement for all local authorities to have up-to-date Local Plans in place by December 2023, a review of the formula for calculating Local Housing Need, a raised threshold in the Housing Delivery Test and reform of planning fees are among the proposals contained in a policy paper issued by the government today.
Mar 12, 2020
The Supreme Court is this week (11-12 March) hearing an appeal from valuation officers over the rating of ATM machines and similar facilities.
Mar 09, 2020
Supreme Court to hear case over whether 18th century lead urns were ‘buildings’ for purposes of listed building consent
The Supreme Court will this week hear a dispute over whether a pair of 18th century lead urns resting on limestone piers were ‘buildings’ on an application for listed building consent.
Mar 05, 2020
Burnley Borough Council was entitled to treat a café lease as forfeit when a cafe operator sublet the property, the High Court has found.
Mar 02, 2020
An NHS trust has defeated a legal challenge over its decision to abandon a procurement exercise for a 10-year strategic estates partnership (SEP), in circumstances where it had previously made a decision to award the contract to the claimant.
Feb 27, 2020
Omitting information from a Business Improvement District (BID) levy demand in error did not in itself invalidate the demand notice, the Divisional Court has found.
Feb 26, 2020
Rotherham Council is to seek to appoint solicitors to a £70,000 contract to advise on the use of a 'Bare Trust' for land pooling for a major development.