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HMRC wins landmark SDLT avoidance case

Authors: Neil Warriner, Partner and Head of UK Real Estate Tax; Will Arrenberg, Partner, Real Estate Tax; Heather Gething, Partner and Head of Tax Planning and Tax Disputes, London In a 4-1 ruling, the Supreme Court has found in favour … Continue reading

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TOUCHING THE VOID – Mazars Revisited

Author: Martin Dawbney, Partner, Real Estate, London Not many outside the business rates bubble will have been following the twists and turns of the Mazars case and its aftermath.  Stripping away the jargon, the Supreme Court decided that each floor … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning; Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, London It is good practice for a local planning authority to give reasons for the grant of planning permission. Failure to give adequate reasons may be … Continue reading

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Supreme Court ruling on negligent property valuations: Tiuta International v De Villiers Surveyors [2017] UKSC 77

Authors: David Reston, Partner, Insurance Dispute Resolution, Sarah Irons, Professional Support Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, Matthew Bonye, Partner and Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution The Supreme Court judgement in the case of Tiuta International v De Villiers Surveyors was handed … Continue reading

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Black Wednesday for M&S as it loses Supreme Court Battle…

The Supreme Court unanimously rules that, in the absence of express wording in the lease, Marks and Spencer is not entitled to an apportioned refund of rent and other charges after it had exercised a break clause in its lease … Continue reading

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Bad Bargain? Bad news! Says the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled that tenants will not necessarily be saved from bad bargains even if service charge provisions require them to pay sums well in excess of the landlord's actual costs. Arnold v Britton and others [2015] UKSC … Continue reading

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