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The Real Deal Legal Update

Court of Appeal reverses break clause decision

The Court of Appeal says that tenants must comply with all the formal requirements of a break clause absolutely even if they are pointless.
Court of Appeal reverses break clause decision

The Court of Appeal says that tenants must comply with all the formal requirements of a break clause absolutely even if they are pointless.

CRAR: Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery - new rules for sending in the bailiffs

CRAR (Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery) comes into force on 6 April 2014, designed to be fair to tenants, but will it be effective for landlords?

Noisy neighbours: UK Supreme Court reassesses the law of private nuisance

The UK Supreme Court’s reinterpretation of the law of nuisance could lead to more private actions over noise, odour, dust or vibration.

Landlord victory is Game changer for tenant administrations

In Re Games Station, the Court of Appeal has closed a loophole - now, rent is payable for as long as the administrators use a property.

Will the courts rescue a defective authorised guarantee agreement (AGA)?

The content of an authorised guarantee agreement (AGA) given by a tenant in England & Wales is controlled by statute. If it goes too far, the courts...

Government pushes ahead with judicial review reforms that could see a reduction in costly development delays

The UK government is pushing ahead with with judicial review reforms that could see a reduction in costly development delays. A specialist planning court…

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Phase 2 registration deadline approaching – your questions answered

The deadline for registering for Phase 2 of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is 31 January 2014. Who needs to register? What are the key dates? What has changed from Phase 1?

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill published

Those affected by the Parliamentary Bill to authorise the first stage of England’s proposed new HS2 high speed rail line can participate in the Parliamentary process to seek amendments

English court rules on how the Use Classes Order fits with an express planning condition

The UK Use Classes Order allows change of use of a property within a class of uses. If a planning condition restricts the use of a property to specific uses but does not expressly exclude the Use Classes Order, does the Order still apply?

Expert determination: rough justice for disputes over real estate contracts

English court highlights why expert determination – usually a quick and cost-effective way to resolve real estate contract disputes – might not always be so attractive.

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