Commercial Real Estate

1 July 2013

Changes to Judicial Review of Planning Decisions come into force today

A number of changes that are relevant to the real estate world come into force today, 1st July 2013. The 63rd update to the court’s Civil Procedure Rules amends parts 52 and 54 of the rules that relate to the Judicial Review of planning decisions.

19 October 2012

No more wheel-clamping on private land

Although it has been illegal in Scotland for several years, wheel clamping has continued to be a standard way of dealing with unauthorised parking on private land in England and Wales.  That is now at an end. 

3 August 2012

Squatting becomes a criminal offence (again) – an update

The statutory instrument formally enacting section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 has now been made.  From 1 September 2012 it will be a criminal offence to squat in a residential building.  Anyone living in a residential building at that date, even if they entered before 1 September 2012,  will be committing a criminal offence if they originally went in without permission.  Overnight, therefore, a new category of criminals will be created.

26 June 2012

Landlords and Managing Agents take note - the importance of getting the address right

Section 47 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987 requires a landlord to give his name and address in any written demand to his residential tenants.  This requirement covers the payment of all sums due from the tenant such as rent, service charge and insurance. 

16 March 2012

Kingsley Napley at MIPIM

Bethan Owen and Vanessa Whatley of Kingsley Napley’s Real Estate department decided to tackle the world’s largest property conference, MIPIM ( this year. 

Bethan Owen

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