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Planning Pitfalls: Notifying the Neighbours

02 Jan 2018

The High Court has recently overturned a planning permission for the erection of additional floors at a block of flats in central London after concluding that the leaseholder of one of the flats was not notified of the application. The application was made on behalf of the freeholder to Westminster City Council, the local planning […]

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New China Town Liverpool Development: Is your Deposit at Risk?

13 Dec 2017

It has been published in the press that China Town Development Company Limited (part of the North Point Global Group) has run into trouble and faces litigation from Liverpool Council. In their press release dated July 2017, the Group confirmed that it will seek to dispose of its property interests in the development. Anyone with […]

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Commercial service charge changes: have your say

20 Nov 2017

The tide may finally be turning for tenants when it comes to service charge. For many years now, landlords have effectively been able to operate unregulated when running service charges under a commercial lease. This is in part due to the fact that, despite the RICS code of practice being in its third edition, compliance […]

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Court of Appeal hears transgender woman denied direct contact with her five children

15 Nov 2017

Last month, the lawyers representing a transgender woman who had been refused direct contact with her five children, on the basis that they would be “shunned” by their ultra-Orthodox Jewish community” were in the Court of Appeal to challenge the decision of Mr. Justice Peter Jackson from earlier this year. Here, associate and LGBT family […]

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