Real Estate Law Blog

5 July 2018

“A principled outcomes-based approached with a clear model of risk ownership”

A substantial rebuild or simply papering over the cracks- What does the Hackitt Report mean for the construction industry? - A blog series

Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu

5 June 2018

Japanese knotweed: what to do and what knot to do

Japanese knotweed seems to be everywhere nowadays.  Or maybe that’s just how it feels for me since our buyer’s survey revealed Japanese knotweed in the garden. Whilst my use of our garden is largely limited to soaking up the sun, even I knew we were in trouble when I saw the dreaded words “Japanese knotweed” as it can affect property value and makes mortgage lenders nervous. 

Angela Must

25 May 2018

Dreamvar: innovate to survive

The Court of Appeal last week handed down its ruling in the case of Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya.  The impact for the industry and profession is potentially huge – will it lead to a complete overhaul of the way property lawyers deal with purchase money?

Lucy Williams

24 May 2018

Professional appointments on construction projects: Make sure to include clear termination provisions

The recent judgment of Redbourn Group Ltd v Fairgate Developments Ltd [2018] EWHC 658 highlights the importance, for a developer appointing a consultant to carry out services on a construction project, of ensuring the appointment terms are clear on: (a) circumstances entitling the developer to terminate the Consultant’s employment and (b) any amounts payable by the developer to the consultant on such termination.

Robert Read

21 May 2018

Tenant Fees Bill: What does it mean for tenants?

Private renting in England is at its highest rate for over thirty years. It houses 4.7 million households and is the second largest tenure after owner-occupation. Against this backdrop, the Government has come under increasing pressure to make renting a property as affordable as possible. In particular, upfront payments required of prospective tenants in the form of fees and security deposits have been viewed as a particular barrier to households seeking accommodation.

Brooke Glover

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