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Property Newsletter January 2020

Issue 6

Welcome to the January 2020 edition of our Property Newsletter

At Prettys, we understand the property market and the needs and requirements of our clients.  In response to these needs, we have integrated our expertise from our Construction Team, Commercial Property Team and Contentious Property Team to create a dedicated Real Estate Team to become your ideal partners in all property-related matters.

In this month’s Property Newsletter Claire, Fiona, Graeme, Jen and Rebecca look at:

We hope you find these articles useful and if there are any topics or property issues you would like to see featured in a future edition of our newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

General Disclaimer

We hope you find our newsletter interesting but please remember that the articles in this newsletter are for general information only and do not constitute specific legal advice.  For advice on specific issues please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contents

Do You Understand What I Am Saying?

Whilst this ought to go without saying, time and again cases crop up which reinforce the need to ensure contractual drafting is as clear and unambiguous as possible. Parties to a transaction do frequently (perhaps, invariably) wish them to be concluded as swiftly as ... Read more

Commercial Auction Sales: Top Tips for Happy Buyers and Sellers

The decision to sell or buy commercial premises at auction is becoming increasingly popular and is proving resilient in the uncertain market conditions. The UK’s largest property auction house Allsop advises that the results from its latest December 2019 Auction sale show a ... Read more

Planning Update

PLANNING PERMISSION CANNOT BE BOUGHT FOR CASH In R (ex parte Wright) v Resilient Energy Severndale Ltd and Forest Dean DC 2019 the Supreme Court has confirmed the established principle that planning permission cannot be bought by making an offer of cash that is ... Read more

Validity of Contracting Out Notices Where Term Commencement Date Not Yet Known

In the recent case of TFS Stores Limited v BMG (Ashford) Limited 2019 the court reviewed the contracting out of security of tenure procedures under Section 38A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954  in connection with a number of retail leases held ... Read more

Net Zero Emissions by 2050 - What Effect on Housebuilding?

The UK has set in law a target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 – one of the most ambitious targets in the world. Homes – both new and existing – account for 20% of emissions. Despite ... Read more

Claire Barritt

Senior Associate

e cbarritt@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298335

Rebecca Cleal

Senior Associate

e rcleal@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298250

Graeme Burslem

Associate

e gburslem@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298220

Fiona Galloway

Associate

e fgalloway@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298239

Jennifer Rayner

Solicitor

e jrayner@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298363

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