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Permitted Development Rights – New Rules April 2014

admin April 20, 2014

In addition to the radical  Residential Permitted Development Rights granted in 2013, a number of new permitted development rights for England have been introduced by the Government. This allows for certain changes of use to be made without recourse to planning and took affect from 6th April 2014.

Subject to certain criteria the new PDR's allow for:

* Conversion of agricultural buildings to residential use if no more than… read the rest of “Permitted Development Rights - New Rules April 2014”

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Dilapidations claims & Part 36 offers

admin April 16, 2014

Dilapidations claims & Part 36 offers:

A miss is as good as a mile (source Taylor Wessing real estate disputes team 0207 300 4199)
Hammersmatch Properties (Welwyn) Limited v (1) Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics Limited (2) Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc [2013] EWHC 2227 (TCC)

Summary
The Court had been asked to make a costs order following its earlier decision on a terminal dilapidations claim. The decision is… read the rest of “Dilapidations claims & Part 36 offers”

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UK embraces internet shopping

admin April 16, 2014

UK embraces internet shopping
Online retail sales in the UK were valued at £38.83bn (2013) and are expected to grow by 15.8% in 2014 to nearly £45bn. In the UK  the online share of retailing is expected to rise from 12.1% (2013) to 13.5% (2014) – incredibly, this exceeds even the US in terms of market share. (source; Centre for retail research) and shows how switched on to e-tailing… read the rest of “UK embraces internet shopping”

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