20 February 2018
The existence of a private right of way over a development site can have a major impact on the site's potential and value.
The developer may have no legal right to terminate the right or vary its route. This can cause problems where, for either financial or practical reasons, a developer is not able or willing to design a scheme which will accommodate it.
16 February 2018
On 1 April 2018, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is set to launch a new professional statement on best practice in the management of service charges in commercial property. The statement will supersede the existing edition of the RICS Code of Practice: Service charges in commercial property (3rd Edition).
5 February 2018
In the recent case of Holyoake v Candy the billionaire property developers Nick and Christian Candy were cleared of claims that they extorted money out of a former business associate, Mark Holyoake.
29 January 2018
Leasehold tenure is currently in the spotlight. In some cases over the years leasehold tenure has strayed away from the purpose for which it was first introduced, being the sensible use of buildings with a shared fabric and infrastructure, and become a real means of deriving additional investment value from an asset for developers.
25 January 2018
I was enormously privileged to be invited by Janders Dean to join their group for 2018’s LawWithoutWalls programme.
LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) teams 100 students from 30+ law and business schools around the world with academic, business, entrepreneur, and legal mentors.
23 January 2018
As 2018 kicks off, Megan Wade provides a reminder of some of the key legislative developments in recent years which are set to impact the UK commercial property industry this year.
12 December 2017
The publication in October of guidance on minimum energy efficiency standards ("MEES") in domestic rented property is a reminder that MEES applies across the spectrum of commercial, residential and mixed use assets.
5 December 2017
Landowners who allow the public to exercise rights of access over their land are at risk of that access route becoming dedicated as a public right of way, unless steps are taken to prevent a right from being created.
29 November 2017
The 2016 case of Roberts and others v Lawton and others  UKUT 395 has shown that rentcharges still have a sting in their tail, and highlighted why developers and investors should not ignore rentcharges revealed on title due diligence.
20 November 2017
Last year, particularly between Christmas and the end of January, we saw a dramatic upsurge in instructions to evict trespassers.