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Anouska Musson

Posted 7 November 2018
by Anouska Musson .

Electronic Execution of Documents

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In December 2017, the Law Commission chose Electronic signatures as one of its new projects for Law Reform in the United Kingdom. They said that the purpose of the project was to address any uncertainty surrounding the formalities and procedure…

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Amy Cater

Posted 17 October 2018
by Amy Cater .

The Ombudsman’s Guide to Recording Planning Decisions

More than 2,000 complaints are received each year by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (the “Ombudsman”) about Local Authority planning departments in England. One of the Ombudsman’s main reasons for upholding complaints is where a Local Planning Authority…

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Amy Cater

Posted 9 October 2018
by Amy Cater .

New Rules for Pre-Commencement Planning Conditions Now in Force

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On 1 October 2018 new rules came into force in England preventing Local Planning Authorities (“LPA”) from granting planning permission subject to pre-commencement conditions without the applicant’s written agreement. The new rules are intended to speed up development. A pre-commencement…

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Paul Kelly

Posted 8 October 2018
by Paul Kelly .

The Boundary Bill

The Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill (“the Bill”) has had its first reading in the House of Lords and a date for the Second Reading and general debate is awaited. For further information on the progress of the Bill…

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Kirsty McLennan

Posted 18 September 2018
by Kirsty McLennan .

The Mobile Homes & Park Homes Bill 2017-2019

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Further to our blog of 5th January 2018 a second reading of the above private member’s bill introduced by MP Christopher Chope is listed for 26th October 2018.  The draft bill proposes the use of published criteria to determine whether…

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Paul Kelly

Posted 5 September 2018
by Paul Kelly .

New Prescribed form for Section 21 Notice

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From the 1st October 2018 Landlords wishing to end an assured shorthold tenancy under the no fault procedure by serving a section 21 notice, will be required to use a prescribed form, as part of the changes introduced by the Deregulation…

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