Category Archives: Conveyancing & Property Development

Tackling Onerous Ground Rents

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 – Tackling onerous ground rents The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 is the first in a series of proposed reforms relating to residential leasehold properties and follows increasing pressure to deal with onerous ground rents. The purpose of the Act is to make owning a leasehold residential property…
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Potential Development Land – What You Need to Know

Most landowners will have had some experience in either selling land for residential development or perhaps putting sites forward into local area plans. Often, the transaction will be very lengthy, costly and will require the need to maintain a clear line of communication throughout between the seller, solicitor and land agent. In spite of this,…
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Regulating Future Telecommunications

Regulating Future Telecommunications On the 28th December 2017, the Government made substantial revisions to the Electronic Communications Code to further regulate the telecoms market and to make it easier to formulate agreements with landowners. The consensus by those working in the industry is that the need for connectivity is increasing, but there is a delay…
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‘Overage Clauses’ in Farm Sales: What farmers need to know

By Frank Smith, Managing Partner Overage negotiations have become a routine feature of many farm sales, with it being estimated that more than 25% of all modern land transactions now include a reference to an Overage Payment, particularly where land is being sold adjacent or close to a built-up area. What is an overage payment…
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Is Consent Required to Change the External Colour of a Listed Building?

  There are two scenarios where listed building consent is required: The total demolition of a listed building; and Alterations or extensions that would affect the listed building’s character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. That being said, not all works, or alterations carried out to a listed building require this specific…
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