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Protection For Developers From Town And Village Green Registrations
When a developer has owned a plot of land for some while, waiting for the appropriate time to develop, it is extremely frustrating for that development to be delayed or at worst completely prevented by the registration of that land as a town or village green (TVG).
UK
5 Nov 2012
2
Legitimising Buildings Without Permits
Buildings completed before 31 March 2001 without the necessary permits may now be legitimised by a Certificate of Tolerable Construction.
Bulgaria
5 Nov 2012
3
Czech Parliament Passed The Bill On Energy Performance Certificates Of Buildings
On 19 September 2012, the Chamber of Deputies (the Lower House of the Czech Parliament) overrode by a slight majority (105 members out of 200) President Vaclav Klaus’ veto to the amendment to the Energy Management Act (406/2000 Coll.).
Czech Republic
25 Sep 2012
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Performance Bonds As Deeds: Signed, Sealed And…Delivered?
Deeds play a central role in construction and engineering projects. Many construction and engineering contracts, and similar contracts such as collateral warranties, are entered into as deeds.
UK
10 Sep 2012
5
Concurrent Delay: The English Approach
The recent TCC case of Walter Lilly v Mackay confirms that English law takes a binary "all or nothing" approach to determining whether an extension of time ("EOT") is due under a JCT contract if there is concurrent delay.
UK
13 Aug 2012
6
Further Requirements On Energy Performance Certificates Of Buildings
On 19 July 2012 the Senate (the Upper House of the Czech Parliament) passed an amendment to the Energy Management Act (No. 406/2000 Coll.).
Czech Republic
27 Jul 2012
7
Consultation On Extended Permitted Development Rights For Hotels
DCLG has launched a consultation entitled "New opportunities for sustainable development and growth through reuse of existing buildings" which, if enacted, will make it possible for a change of use from hotel (Class C1) to residential dwellinghouse (Class C3) without the need for planning permission.
UK
19 Jul 2012
8
Construction And Engineering Disputes: Application Of Pre-Action Protocol
The TCC has recently confirmed that the courts will take a pragmatic approach to the application of the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes.
UK
16 Jul 2012
9
They Protesteth Too Much: Construction Sites And Protesters
The recent High Court litigation involving the Olympic Delivery Authority ("ODA") and protestors at Leyton Marsh sheds light on how the law assists owners and occupiers of construction sites against obstructive protesters.
UK
2 Jul 2012
10
"Best Endeavours" Obligations
The real estate sector frequently includes in various agreements obligations to use "reasonable endeavours" or "best endeavours" and like to argue over what each phrase really means.
UK
11 Jun 2012
11
NPPF Published Today
The Government has today published the new National Planning Policy Framework, replacing 44 previous PPSs, PPGs, Minerals Planning Guidance, Circulars and Letters to Chief Planning Officers with 50 pages of policy.
UK
3 Apr 2012
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Gaining Exemption From The Ban On Shopping Malls
The procedure for requesting an exemption from the current ban on building retail units bigger than 300m2 (whether new-builds or extensions) has now been announced.
Hungary
12 Mar 2012
13
Compulsory Energy Certificate For Buildings
From 1 January 2012, an energy certificate must be produced when buildings are sold or let.
Hungary
12 Jan 2012
14
Construction Contracts: No Implied Obligation To "Get On With It"
An issue that regularly crops-up in practice, but rarely before the courts, is whether a contractor is subject to an obligation to progress its works in a "regular and diligent" or similar manner, and if so what this actually means.
UK
6 Jan 2012
15
Ban On Shopping Malls Until 2015
Parliament has banned the construction of retail units bigger than 300m2, whether new-builds or extensions, between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2014.
Hungary
5 Jan 2012
16
Select Committee Report On The NPPF Released
Earlier today the Communities and Local Government Select Committee released its report on the draft National Planning Policy Framework ("NPPF") originally published for consultation in July 2011.
UK
4 Jan 2012
17
The Portas Review – How Will It Affect You?
Yesterday the long awaited Mary Portas Review into the state of our high streets was published.
UK
20 Dec 2011
18
Autumn Statement 2011
George Osborne’s Autumn Statement further downgraded the UK’s growth forecasts.
UK
6 Dec 2011
19
The Application Of The Amended Construction Act
The coming into force of the amended Construction Act in England and Wales on 1 October prompted some developers to push through their contracts to avoid the new payment regime.
UK
16 Nov 2011
20
"Argue Now, Pay Later": An Adjudicator’s Right To Payment
If an adjudicator renders a decision which is unenforceable because he has made a critical mistake, is the adjudicator entitled to be paid his fees and expenses?
UK
3 Nov 2011
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