Real Estate

Can an obligation in a conveyance to maintain fencing take effect as an Easement?

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In the recent case of Churston Golf Club v Haddock, the High Court considered whether an obligation to maintain fencing contained in a conveyance could take effect as an easement and not as a positive covenant. More …

Real Estate lawyers attending 2018 RESI convention

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Top Blake Morgan Real Estate lawyers are attending the prestigious RESI Convention on 12-14 September at Celtic Manor, Newport. More …

Timing is key in relation to overage: Make sure you can build what you are paying for

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The recent case of London and Ilford Ltd v Sovereign Property Holdings Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ, is a reminder that overage clauses should to be carefully reviewed. Following the decision of the Court of Appeal a developer will have to pay overage on a consent that it cannot physically build. More …

Replies to CPSEs – make sure you check them!

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For those who have come across Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs), it might be hard to believe that it was not too long ago (pre-2002) that CPSEs did not exist. More …

Let your office tenant sublet space without your consent?!

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Our very own Neil Stafford discusses how to make a "traditional" lease a more attractive choice for occupiers in the new normal of serviced offices and co-working spaces in a blog for The Property Chronicle. More …

Wales Online

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Cardiff Capital Region reveals board members for its business council More …

Blake Morgan property specialist, Oliver Sowton, comperes Regenerate South Showcase

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Blake Morgan partner, Oliver Sowton, joined the guest speaker line up at today's Regenerate South Conference. More …

SDLT charge looks set to stay for second homes

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How will the Housing White Paper affect SDLT charges? John Shallcross explains! More …

No relief for developers, the 3% SDLT surcharge

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As promised by the Chancellor, the stamp duty land tax 3% surcharge on "additional" residential properties acquired will come into force on April 1 2016, but disappointingly residential developers have not been given a relief from this extra cost More …

From slab to slice – commercial property SDLT changes

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Following today's Budget, and from midnight tonight, purchasers of non-residential property will be subject to a revised structure of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). More …