New liabilities for landlords of waste operators

The Real Deal Legal Update

The Real Deal Legal Update

New liabilities for landlords of waste operators

DEFRA has published package of proposals that look set to increase the liability of landlords for waste management operations carried out by tenants on their land.

17 February 2016

Supply chain transparency – is your business ready?

Businesses should be preparing now for a year that will see pressure for increased transparency across various sectors.

Housing, Housing, Housing: Housing and Planning Bill and further GPDO reforms

Measures to boost housing supply in England are good news for owners of brownfield sites and commercial buildings suitable for conversion.

23 October 2015

A place name, not a brand: Canary Wharf trade mark rejected

After the High Court in London refused a UK trade mark for the name CANARY WHARF, how can you protect the name of your real estate development?

13 July 2015

Election 2015: the new Government’s agenda for real estate planning and development

The UK’s new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark, is an advocate of localism. Simon Ricketts discusses key policies.

15 May 2015

Landlords must implement consumption-based billing for heating and cooling in multi-let buildings

Landlords should act promptly to comply with new UK Heat Network Regulations governing certain types of heating, cooling and hot water systems.

26 March 2015

Changes in legal protection for village greens and assets of community value

Use of village green law as a tactic to thwart property development is being reined in while new safeguards for community amenities are strengthened.

17 March 2015

Changes to city centre development agreement trigger competitive tender

Attempts by Winchester City Council and a developer to revise a redevelopment scheme have come up against EU rules on public procurement.

16 February 2015

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties in England & Wales: regulations published

From 1 April 2018, the regulations will make it illegal for a landlord to let out an F or G EPC-rated commercial building, subject to a few exemptions.

06 February 2015

EPC and DEC data for commercial properties to be published –16 January opt-out deadline

Details of energy performance certificates for non-residential buildings in England & Wales are to be published, unless owners opt out by 16 January.

07 January 2015

CRAR: Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery - new rules for sending in the bailiffs

CRAR (Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery) comes into force on 6 April 2014, designed to be fair to tenants, but will it be effective for landlords?

02 April 2014