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Impact of revised National Planning Policy Framework

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 24 July 2018. This post considers what difference it will make – in terms of the impact on developers, whether the government’s aims will be achieved and how soon its … Continue reading

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Real Estate Podcast EP1: Why mark documents “subject to contract” in real estate transactions and joint ventures?

Kate Wilson and Lucy Morton, lawyers in the Real Estate and Planning teams at HSF, provide a summary of the importance of marking documents with the words ‘subject to contract’ when entering a real estate transaction or joint venture arrangement, … Continue reading

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Ousting unauthorised occupiers! Government consults on dealing with trespassers 

Authors: Judith Smyth, Associate and Matthew Bonye, Partner and Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution, London The word “trespasser” may well send a shiver down the spine of many commercial landowners.  Trespass can take a number of different forms, from squatters … Continue reading

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Commercial Service Charges – the RICS consults on proposed mandatory requirements

Authors: Matthew Bonye, Partner and Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution and Judith Smyth, Associate, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, London Commercial property practitioners and stakeholders have just under a week left to have their say on the draft text of the … Continue reading

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