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Opposing lease renewal proceedings on the ground of redevelopment

May 2010 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.

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Redevelopment is (alongside the ground of owner occupation) perhaps the most common of the bases upon which a landlord might seek to deny a tenant’s entitlement to a new lease of business premises. The following serve as some useful points to remember when a landlord seeks to rely upon the ground of redevelopment for denying a tenant a new lease of business premises.

An article on raising the roof -

March 2010 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.

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an important change affecting many tenancies of residential property

Landlord & Tenant Briefing

February 2010 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.

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Dilapidations in commercial premises ‚Äď ten points to consider

Being a helpful Landlord may be a mistake!

February 2010 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.

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Most landlords and their solicitors try to resist the impulse to be helpful, however, in these recessionary times when landlords are concerned to avoid empty space, there may be the temptation to take shortcuts to ensure a letting proceeds. In circumstances where it is intended that Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the 1954 Act) should not apply to the tenancy, i.e. that the tenant should not have the benefit of security of tenure, then occupation before the lease has been finalised (and the appropriate ‚Äėcontracting-out‚Äô steps taken) is a potentially dangerous step and needs to be taken only when the landlord has fully comprehended the potential consequences.

New regime for approval of major transport projects set to ‚Äėswitch on‚Äô

February 2010 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.

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The Planning Act 2008 (the Act) introduces a new regime designed to speed up the planning and, in turn, the delivery of infrastructure projects of national significance. For transport projects, it is one of the most important pieces of legislation in recent years. The new procedure will have to be used for any third runway at Heathrow, amongst other high-profile projects.

Community Infrastructure Levy ‚Äď Latest Developments

November 2009 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.

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On 30 July 2009 the Government issued a consultation paper under the title ‚ÄėDetailed proposals on the draft regulations for the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy‚Äô which included a set of draft regulations. The consultation closed on the 23 October 2009. The proposals flesh out the provisions made for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) under Part 11 of the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) and the Government is consulting on the draft proposals prior to the regulations coming in to force on 6 April 2010. This article summarises the key proposals and some of the talking points raised by those proposals.

The commercial lease renewals ‚Äď ten tips for landlords

September 2009 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.

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Unlike other aspects of property work which are cyclical with or counter cyclical to the economic climate the renewal of business tenancies remains a constant for landlords, tenants and their professional advisers. From a landlord’s perspective it is important to be prepared in order to be in a position to secure the best commercial deal. The practical tips that follow are aimed at providing landlords with a head start to achieving this goal.

Implementing the new regime for national infrastructure projects under the Planning Act 2008

September 2009 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Bircham Dyson Bell LLP.

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An article on the progress of the implementation of the new regime for national infrastructure projects under the Planning Act 2008