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2 September 2022

Self-build exemption from Community Infrastructure Levy does not apply to retrospective planning permissions: Court of Appeal

In the recent case of Gardiner v Hertsmere Borough Council [2022] EWCA Civ 1162 the Court of Appeal confirmed that…

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26 August 2022

High Court quashes planning permission due to a failure to consider emerging planning policies

In the recent case of Worthing Borough Council v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities [2022] EWHC…

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22 August 2022

Green belt exceptions – Does an extension to a building need to be attached to an existing building?

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) provides that new buildings in Green Belt are inappropriate developments which should not be...

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16 August 2022

A born again building – when is a ‘new’ old building substantially complete?

It is possible to carry out such degree of works to an existing building that it becomes a new building....

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19 July 2022

Selling your dental practice – what happens to your building now?

No dental sale practice is identical to another, and it will vary depending on your circumstances. If you are considering...

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15 July 2022

Renting Homes (Wales) Act: Are you ready for the change?

1 December 2022 is set to mark the biggest change to housing law in Wales for decades as the Renting…

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5 July 2022

What do I do if I want to start a vet practice?

For many prospective business owners, starting a new business can be a very daunting experience. This article will set out...

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22 June 2022

Inflation, house prices and ‘less desirable characteristics’

Undeterred and unaffected by the cost of living crisis, the housing market has continued to grow exponentially in recent months...

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15 June 2022

Rentcharges – what are they and how are they enforced if not paid?

Estate rentcharges affect freehold properties and, in recent years, have commonly been used by developers. These charges place an obligation...

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13 June 2022

Defining curtilage: difficult to put into words, but you know it when you see it

The meaning of curtilage in planning law is a vexed question. The courts have continuously stated that it cannot be...

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