Consultation on proposed Building Safety (Gateway 2) Levy

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog In July, we wrote about the coming into force on 1 August 2021 of Planning Gateway One, the first of three new stop/go “Gateways” within the new building safety regime. At that point we awaited details of the proposed “Gateway Two Levy”, the second … Read more

Published – Revised NPPF and National Model Design Code

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog In February, we wrote about the government’s consultation on proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Model Design Code (NMDC), raising concerns which were echoed by many others about the incorporation into national planning policy and guidance of a … Read more

Leasehold reform: Ground Rent Bill gains some much needed clarity

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog On 20 July 2021, the House of Lords’ marshalled list of amendments (the Lords Report) on the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill (the Bill) was published. This provided some much needed amendments to the Bill which was first introduced on 13 May 2021 and … Read more

Upcoming building safety deadlines – RPDT consultation and Planning Gateway One

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog Back in April, we wrote about a consultation on a new proposed tax on residential property developers, the Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT). This consultation closes on 22 July 2021, so there is still time to respond. Developers of certain types of high-rise residential … Read more

So much for tax simplification…. the consultation on the proposed Residential Property Developer Tax is announced

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog. A consultation has been published regarding the new Residential Property Developer Tax (“RPDT“), which is being introduced as part of a package of proposals to raise revenue for remediation work to unsafe cladding on high-rise residential buildings. It is a lengthy consultation, setting out … Read more

General Election 2019 – potential impact on real estate

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog In our blog post of 4 October 2019 we looked at potential land use and planning policies announced at the Labour and Liberal Democrat Party conferences this autumn and how they could affect developers. Since then, the Election has been set for 12 December … Read more

Residential Leasehold up for grabs – change is coming, get ready!

The post below was first published on our Real Estate Development blog The report of the Parliamentary committee on residential leasehold reform has been published containing strong recommendations, many of them radical, and some where it is not at all clear how they could work in practice.  Nevertheless, this is likely to be the future … Read more

“Land for the Many” – potential future land reform under a Labour government

The post below was first published on our Real Estate Development blog A report commissioned for the Labour Party entitled “Land for the Many” has been published, proposing radical changes to the way that land is used and controlled in the United Kingdom. It makes many recommendations which are described as “proposals to the Labour Party” to … Read more