Quarter Day – September 2015


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Welcome to the September 2015 edition of our Quarter Day newsletter:

Quarter Day – September 2015

  • This is so much more than redevelopment!
    This is part of the series of articles we have published this year regarding the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, and in particular the grounds a landlord can use to oppose an application for a lease renewal by a tenant.  In this particular article, we are going to consider ground (f), which is frequently referred to as the “redevelopment ground”. [more] 
  • Rights of light
    Rights of light can be a significant barrier to development, especially in built-up areas.  What exactly is a “right of light” and what steps can be taken to deal with them? [more] 
  • Japanese knotweed
    Japanese knotweed, which was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental plant, has now spread to become the most invasive plant in the UK and a real threat to the structure of UK buildings. [more] 
  • By October 2015 it will be harder to recover possession of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy
    In April 2012 the Localism Act 2011 brought in various changes which introduced strict requirements for landlords wishing to seek possession of residential property at the end of the term let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). [more] 
  • An attack on non-doms: IHT extension for UK residential property owned offshore
    The Chancellor announced in the recent summer budget that the Government intends to bring all UK residential property held directly or indirectly by non-doms into the scope of UK Inheritance Tax. [more]

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