Post on 7 Oct 2013
In the recent case of Trustees of the Coventry School Foundation v Whitehouse & others it was held that traffic to and from a new school was not something that breached a restrictive covenant aimed at preventing activities which could "grow to be a nuisance, damage, annoyance or disturbance"....
Real Estate
Post on 7 Oct 2013
The decision in the case of Siemens Hearing Instruments Ltd v Friends Life Ltd will give tenants some hope that the Courts may now be beginning to take a slightly "softer" approach when it comes to considering whether a conditional break provision has been complied with. Facts This case concerned a...
Real Estate
Post on 7 Oct 2013
In the recent case Arnold v Britton the Court was asked to interpret a service charge clause contained in various holiday chalet leases. Despite an overwhelming disparity in favour of the Lessor, the Court felt obliged to construe a service charge clause according to its simple interpretation and...
Real Estate
Post on 7 Oct 2013
Help to Buy The second part of the Help to Buy scheme was due to start in January 2014 but the government has announced that the government-backed mortgage scheme will be launched next week, three months earlier than planned. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/help-to-buy-mortgage-guarantee-availa...
Real Estate
Post on 3 Oct 2013
Michelmores recently acted in connection with the sale of a Bridgwater-based catering business, resulting in more than 200 jobs being saved from redundancy.  Anna Thompson, Sacha Pickering and Charles Maunder of Michelmores' insolvency team were instructed by Ian Walker and Chris Norman of Begbies...
Michelmores
Post on 2 Oct 2013
Introduction A recent report published by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) entitled: 'The Impact of Lookalikes: Similar packaging and fast-moving consumer goods' explored the potential for similarly packaged fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) to cause conflict between manufacturer brand owners...
Manufacturing
Post on 1 Oct 2013
Jonathan Riley recently answered this question in the September 28/29 2013 edition of FTMoney. I plan to rent out the flat that I have owned for seven years and move home to save money. What is the best way to minimise tax on rental income and capital gains? A friend told me that I am exempt from...
Private Wealth
Post on 1 Oct 2013
Promotion agreements have become more common over recent years.   They are increasingly used in relation to sites which have medium or long term planning potential for residential development.  Land developers and promoters are becoming more aware of the need to ensure that the obligations of the...
Real Estate
Post on 1 Oct 2013
Two particular provisions of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 ("GIA") are welcomed by developers, as they limit the extent to which a town or village green application can be used as a tactic to delay or prevent development. The first introduces a restriction on the right to register land as...
Real Estate
Post on 1 Oct 2013
We highlight some of the key points relating to liability for CIL and some particular provisions of the CIL regulations and the DCLG Consultation published in April 2013 (the "DCLG Consultation") which are relevant to landowners, developers and promoters of land for residential development. What is...
Real Estate

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