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Residential property reform by UK government: Goodbye to ground rents

In the first part of a long-heralded suite of reforms to leasehold property law in England & Wales, the UK government has introduced a draft Bill which is intended to consign to history ...

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Sustainable Finance: Measures taken by EU Financial Institutions
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Following the political commitments set out in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Climate Agreement, the European Union has set its own ambitious climate goals to cut...

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Taxes for towers - righting the wrongs of the past?

Last week, Robert Jenrick, the housing minister, announced a new industry wide levy and tax to "contribute to righting the wrongs of the past". Rightly or wrongly, the development ...

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Try, try (and try again)? – The meaning of contractual “endeavours” clauses

The tension over COVID-19 vaccine supplies has thrust the thorny issue of interpreting “endeavours” clauses back onto centre stage. But what are they, why are they used and what ...

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Public land and the “Right to Regenerate”

In a bid to increase the amount of land available for development, the government has launched a consultation seeking views on the proposed relaunch of the existing "Right to...

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Happy News Year for Leasehold Homeowners

In the first working week of the New Year, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced major reforms to the way that houses and flats are owned in England and Wales. The changes could affect ...

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Powering our Net Zero Future – What does the Energy White Paper have in store?

The government published its Energy White Paper in December 2020, making a clear statement of its commitment to the 2050 Net Zero target and setting out a trajectory for meeting it.

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Important changes to DAC6 regime in the UK

The UK has made important changes to its implementation of the EU Mandatory Tax Disclosure Rules known as DAC6. The changes, which significantly reduce the scope of the rules in the UK, are ...

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Rent indexation: what is still possible to provide for in a commercial lease?
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Commercial leases cover the majority of the premises occupied for commercial or professional activities. In order to take into account inflation, commercial leases generally provide that...

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