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On Monday 29th October the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented the Autumn Budget. The general theme of the Budget was an end to austerity and an increase in public spending although this only briefly touched on planning reform.
Uncertainty is a common issue surrounding Brexit, and this remains a theme in the part it plays in the UK housing crisis.
Leading law firm Blake Morgan has announced a new service for the construction and development industry.
A recent High Court case serves as a useful reminder to developers of the strict procedural requirements of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and the potentially severe consequences if they fail to comply.
At the end of last year the final report in respect of the Raynsford Review was published, we examine in more detail.
The recent High Court case of R (Howell) v Waveney District Council  EWHC 3388 is a helpful reminder that breaching a condition going to the "heart" of a permission renders implementation of that permission unlawful.
On 25 October, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) issued a consultation on the 4th edition of the RICS Code of Practice: Service charges in commercial property.
In an article for Lexis PSL Elaine Allen, legal director at Blake Morgan, examines issues currently facing the British housing sector, what the government is doing to combat the housing crisis and how effective the proposed solutions could be.
Our expert looks at the case of Trail Riders Fellowship v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and other cases that involving the application of the exceptions.