The Court of Appeal has ruled that rates will be payable unless a vacant building is beyond economic repair.
Liability for empty rates for empty properties is governed by the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (LGFA...more
Although the UK competition regime has applied to land agreements since 29 June 2010 [with the enactment of The Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion Revocation) Order 2010], until recently there has been only an...more
The common law right to levy distress has long been considered by commercial landlords as a quick, simple and cheap self-help remedy to recover rent arrears. But this right will soon be abolished and replaced by a new remedy,...more
The decisions in Phillips & Goddard v Francis and Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson cause further uncertainty in already muddied waters for landlords seeking to pass on the cost of works to residential tenants....more
Welcome to the Winter edition of Real World from Dechert’s London Finance and Real Estate Group, keeping you up to date with recent developments in real estate law and practice.
In this issue:
- An A-Z for 2013 – A...more