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The Real Deal Legal Update

Use clause in lease held unenforceable under UK competition law

The Central London County Court has struck down a use restriction in a proposed retail lease, holding that it breaches the Competition Act 1998.
Unlocking the Asian Century: a wave of investment into UK and European real estate

The wave of investment from China and other growth economies is only just beginning, according to King & Wood Mallesons International Head of Real Estate Bryan Pickup.

More flexibility to change UK real estate to residential use under new planning reform proposals

Industrial, storage & distribution and office buildings could be changed to residential use if UK government proposals are implemented.

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties in England & Wales: government consults on proposed regulations

The July 2014 consultation paper details restrictions, in force 1 April 2018, on leasing buildings in England and Wales with F- or G- rated energy performance.

Disclaimer of lease leaves landlord with large rates bill

In Schroder v Birmingham (2014), the High Court clarified who is liable for business rates in England after a tenant becomes insolvent.

Use clause in lease held unenforceable under UK competition law

The Central London County Court has struck down a use restriction in a proposed retail lease, holding that it breaches the Competition Act 1998.

HS2 compensation package clarified and deadline set for objections

Deadlines of 16 May 2014 (businesses) and 23 May (individuals) to object to the HS2 Bill. Compensation package for homeowners and small businesses.

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.

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