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Restrictive covenants – modification

December 2020/January 2021 | Land

The SC has handed down its first judgment on modification of covenants. As property lawyers know, covenants can be particularly important when someone wants to develop or build on a piece of land. A covenant may prevent or prohibit the development or building which can result in significant commercial disadvantage to the landowner. This is …

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Permitted development rights – changes

December 2020/January 2021 | Land

A useful article summarises the recent changes to the permitted development rights. A suite of new rights has been introduced to allow the enlargement of existing buildings to provide new or enlarged provision of residential accommodation. The new rights came into force on 31 August 2020 under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) …

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Permitted development – change of use

December 2020/January 2021 | Land

A recent HC case is a cautionary tale for developers. A development company secured planning permission to convert an office building to 16 flats and gained a later permission for a first-floor addition/extension to a single-storey extension at the rear of the building which was to be for office use only. Contrary to the terms …

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