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SuDs solution at last

Read about the new Water UK draft 8th edition of Sewers for Adoption, expected to come into force April 2020 making water companies adopt SuDS areashttps://www.water.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/D-.HR2-S_1556-AW-Sewers-for-Adoption-report.pdfSounds like house builders win again - not so in Wales though..
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EG 25-05-19

p.61 MEES - Key questions on exemptions. Excellent outline of the process of registering an exemption for residential or commercial landlords of F or G rated properties who want to avoid criminal liability, the effect and duration of an exemption and the types of exemptionP.63 Insurance risks in building contracts like the JCT, who takes it out, what you insure against. One for anyone involved in constructionP.64
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New book - Highways Issues in relation to Planning and Development - BUY IT!

Buy this new book - Only £50 - bargain for a superb book on Highways issues in relation to planning and development. Really practical and up to date, and a must for any solicitors dealing with development work - Go to http://ow.ly/QqlV50uqR8J
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EG 18-05-19

p.33 Dire results for Landsec and British Land as a result of their exposure to retail. Values of their holdings in retail parks and shopping centres have fallen 12-15%. BL is offloading retail parks. Both are investing in flexible working products.p.34 A survey of ‘who owns the High St” reveals that overseas investors are fast becoming one of the biggest owners, almost a fifth of shops are owned
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EG 11-05-19

P.43 The measure of all things - Size is everything? Must read article for solicitors who don’t know their acres from their elbow. Takes you through the way in which area, land, offices, sq.ft etc is important, and gives you an idea of what the size of the average house, office, superstore is. Its unbelievable that most lawyers haven’t a clue and are never trained in even the basics before they
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Govt updates How to Buy Guides

Last week the DHCLG published a How to Buy guide and a How to Sell guide for the public in relation to moving house. Though the Bold Legal Group I pointed out that there were a number of inaccuracies in relation to the legal side of it - and I was amazed to see yesterday that they have amended it  to take these into account!!! I feel almost important and smug!Overall they are very good (with the
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EG 4th May 2019

p.25 Co-living schemes seem to be gaining traction everywhere - this is where you have an ensuite room that is 10m2 (yes about 10ft x10ft) and everything else is communal for you and 500 others. At a price - £230 a week. But you rent  for as long or as little as you like. Google The Collective, Old Oak. Modern Utopia or Hipster hell on earth? P.49 Commercial Leases pt 3. What should happen
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EG 27-04-19

Property news section - Retail and office landlords are increasingly giving incentive packages to get tenants - rent frees for exampleBrexit & frustration - the EMA lease case, latest news is the appeal to CA might not be until March 2020!More than one third of empty high st banks have been converted to restaurants & eateries. Legal articlesp.49 Part 2 of an excellent series for commercial
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EG 20-04-19

Property insightsInteresting how the property market is changing. News of the Courts service closing and selling lots of court buildings. Camberwell Green magistrates court  is being turned into 400 one bed flats! The housing market slumps to a 7 year low. A KPMG survey shows that landlords now call tenants ‘customers’ and talk about ‘customer service’ as landlords; Since 54% of employees
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EG 13-04-19

Not much in the surveying section of interest except a couple of articles about Channel 4 moving to Leeds and bit about DebenhamsLegal sectionp.47 Business Rates - local authorities are losing money with business rates avoidance schemes - and this article looks about the insolvent tenant scheme just tested in the courts. The Court of Appeal found the scheme worked in Rossendale Borough Council v Hurstwood
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