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When quiet enjoyment means just that

Author: Julian Pollock, Partner, Real Estate, London Earlier this year, the courts decided that, even if there is an express right to carry out works in a lease, a landlord cannot ride a coach and horses through a quiet enjoyment … Continue reading

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Getting ready for high speed broadband

Author: Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction and Engineering, London From 1st January 2017, all new buildings and many renovations will be required to incorporate provision for infrastructure to connect to high speed electronic communications networks. This is the effect … Continue reading

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Compensation for closure of a dangerous structure

Author: Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction and Engineering, London In this post, we examine the Supreme Court decision in the case of Hastings Borough Council v Manolete Partners Plc on 27 July 2016.  The court considered whether a local authority … Continue reading

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Buildings oversailing a public highway: licence for construction and alterations

Authors: Ben Elkington, Associate, Real Estate and Martyn Jarvis, Associate, Planning, London In this post, we consider the requirement to obtain a licence under section 177 of the Highways Act 1980 for construction of, and alterations to, a building which … Continue reading

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Brexit: some indirect implications for development and planning

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, Real Estate, London There are many briefings on what Brexit means for real estate and I don't intend to repeat them in this blog entry. There are only so many ways of … Continue reading

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A clause in standard terms of business which are only partially incorporated in a contract may be ‘unreasonable’

Authors: Tim Healey, Partner, Construction and Engineering, London and Michael Mendelblat, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction and Engineering, London The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) can apply to contracts where one party's standard terms are partially incorporated – Commercial Management … Continue reading

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Construction: The eight pillars of Level 2 BIM

Author: Sarah Rock, Associate, Construction and Engineering, London Following my recent blog post providing a general introduction to BIM, I will now explore the levels and dimensions of BIM and what makes up the Government mandated Level 2 BIM.    … Continue reading

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More than just bits and bytes: Developing Datacentres

Authors: David Rosen, Partner, Real Estate, London and Alex Wright, Trainee With new technology comes new property uses, and with new uses comes new challenges for developers.  Nowhere is this more aptly demonstrated than in the growing demand for datacentres. … Continue reading

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Will the UK Government BIM Mandate result in digital models of developments becoming the norm post 4 April 2016?

Author: Sarah Rock, Associate, Construction and Engineering, London On 4 April 2016 the UK Government's Construction Strategy's mandate for all centrally procured public sector projects to use Level 2 BIM will commence. But what will this mean in reality? What … Continue reading

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CDM Regulations come into force: who does what now?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations have been revised for the second time since 1994 and will come into force on 6th April 2015. The Regulations require various participants in the construction process to take appropriate measures in respect of … Continue reading

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