Will your EPC B ready for 2030?

One limb of the government’s strategy to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 is to target privately rented non-domestic properties and to bring the ratings of these properties up to an EPC B by 2030. A 2019 consultation identified that the main challenges to hitting this target centred on compliance and enforcement … Read more

ES Reviews

Trium Environmental Consulting has recently published an excellent article entitled “ES reviews: the good the bad and the disproportionate”. The article outlines good practice in relation to ES reviews, which have grown in frequency and scope in recent years – in particular following the publication of the new EIA Regulations in 2017 and the requirement … Read more

Evolving schemes to reflect changing conditions

As the country continues to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many developers may now be considering how to change their projects to reflect an evolving real estate sector, whether as a direct result of the pandemic or due to the acceleration of existing underlying trends. Developers may be seeking to vary planning … Read more

The review of judicial review – the report of the Independent Review of Administrative Law and a government consultation

On 18 March 2021, the Independent Review of Administrative Law published its report on reform to the judicial review process in which it made two substantive recommendations and a number of procedural recommendations. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice agreed with those recommendations and was “also interested in exploring proposals beyond these”. This … Read more

Overlapping planning permissions – webinar with Landmark Chambers

On Wednesday, 10 March 2021, Matthew White and Annika Holden of Herbert Smith Freehills joined Neil Cameron QC (Chair) and Zack Simons of Landmark Chambers for a webinar on overlapping planning permissions. Annika Holden discussed the practical implications of inconsistent planning permissions, while Matthew White considered potential for reform. If you missed the webinar but would like … Read more

Forearmed: A real estate disputes guide to likely trends in 2021 and beyond

The real estate sector is at the centre of the disruption caused by measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Its impact will be profound and its effects will magnify as life returns to normal and the market takes steps towards recovery. In our latest guide “Forearmed: A real estate disputes guide to likely trends in … Read more

Webinar: Overlapping planning permissions – the difficult questions

In a follow-up session to the popular “Varying Planning Permissions” webinar held earlier this month, Herbert Smith Freehills and Landmark Chambers will host a webinar on Wednesday 10 March 2021 from 5pm to 6pm on overlapping planning permissions and the difficult questions arising for developers and planning authorities. We will cover the current state of … Read more

E-signing – the future is now

“Eventually we may all have our own electronic signatures. That appears to be the way that it will develop in future, but we are not there yet”. So said Baroness Scotland of Asthal in the House of Lords at the Committee Stage of the Bill that would, in due course, become the Land Registration Act … Read more

Webinar: State interventions in real estate markets – overview, impacts and what’s to come

Date: Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Time: 09:30 AM Greenwich Mean Time Duration: 1 hour The real estate sector has shown sustained growth over the last ten years. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted volumes but valuations remain high and significant amounts of capital are being allocated to the sector to take advantage of opportunities when the inevitable market adjustments … Read more