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Party walls – airspace

September 2021 | Land

The relaxation of the planning rules to allow development into airspace will present interesting issues for developers and their advisers. An interesting article explores some of these issues, and is also notable for its pithy first line: ‘The first problem with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is its name. The parliamentary draftsman who named …

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Building safety fund – application

September 2021 | Land

In our July/August 2021 edition (p24) we talked about the highly topical and concerning issue of the cladding crisis and the key considerations for leaseholders and building owners where fire safety defects are suspected or identified. A follow-up article summarises how to make a claim under the Building Safety Fund (BSF) and the requirements of …

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Cladding crisis – urgency

July/August 2021 | Land

A timely article considers what practical steps leaseholders and building owners should take if fire safety defects are identified in a residential high-rise building, which include: Leaseholders should act together and/or with their landlord or building owners to safeguard their position as quickly as possible Leaseholders should enter into a form of participation agreement, or …

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