25 September 2017

Council caught out over parking permits

The news that London had breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, swiftly followed by the final warning issued to the United Kingdom by the European Commission for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution limits, is a sobering reminder of the price we continue to pay for freedom on four wheels.

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19 September 2017

Prescriptive Rights: How to Save a Life or just a Bad Medicine?

Acquiring a site is one thing, but equally as critical is the ability to use it for your desired purposes. Do you have sufficient parking provision on-site or do you need to use a neighbouring car park? Are you able to access your property directly from the public highway or do you need to pass over land in third party ownership?

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4 September 2017

Double Trouble and the Government Response

Usually houses are sold as freeholds where a purchaser buys the building and the land it stands on outright. In some cases, houses are sold as leasehold.  This may be appropriate for some houses for example because they are on National Trust land.

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21 August 2017

Concurrent, Overriding and Reversionary Leases: if you're gonna say it, say it right

Lawyers do sometimes make life difficult for themselves. Let's take lease classification as an example. The same lease may be variously described as a concurrent lease, a lease of the reversion and an overriding lease, sometimes rightly and sometimes wrongly, and, to complicate matters further, there are also reversionary leases, which may be leases of the reversion.

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