Recent Construction and Development

  • david-manda-600x400
    Feature

    Mine of information

    2021-03-09T12:02:00Z

    David Manda and Claire Acklam offer legal and practical advice on how mines and minerals rights may impact on or interfere with the development of land

  • John Baguley
    Feature

    Fire safety update

    2021-03-09T11:58:00Z

    John Baguley , who oversaw the introduction of the EWS1 form and process, explains how the process works in practice, and what might change next around fire safety and cladding

  • Phil Parkinson-600x400
    Feature

    On the safe side

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Phil Parkinson and Katie Edwards review the significant changes around building safety in the last year, including new legislation, the impact of the pandemic, and what might happen in the year ahead

  • Gavin Le Chat
    Feature

    At your service

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    In the third in his series on what property solicitors need to know about different phases of the development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at drainage and the supply of services

  • Grenfell tower fire cladding
    News

    Building Safety Bill – share your views

    2020-08-24T09:04:00Z

    In July 2020, the government produced a draft Building Safety Bill, which also makes provision for the New Homes Ombudsman. 

  • construction flats
    News

    Construction VAT reverse charge delayed to March 2021

    2020-06-15T08:55:00Z

    The introduction of the domestic reverse charge for construction services will be delayed from 1 October 2020 until 1 March 2021.

  • Gavin Le Chat
    Feature

    Access all areas?

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    In the second in his series on what property solicitors need to know about different phases of the development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at potential access issues

  • Key and keyhole in skyline above white fence
    Feature

    Key to success

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    Richard Snape looks at some of the ways restrictive covenants can be challenged and discharged, in order to free up land for development or for a change of use

  • New build
    Feature

    What’s new?

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    How should you advise clients buying new-build properties? John Wallace provides the construction lawyer’s perspective

  • Chain of paper cutout - labelled "builder", "contractor", "subcontractor"
    Feature

    Chapter and reverse

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    The construction VAT reverse charge comes into force this October. Ronan Lowney and Michelle Essen explain the changes and what those involved in construction and development need to do next

  • Right foot- person with tablet looking at construction site
    Feature

    On the right foot

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    In the first in a series on what property solicitors need to know about different phases of the development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at the importance of a site inspection and other preliminary investigations

  • Group of people assembling parts of a self-build property
    Event

    Webinar: Construction law update 2020 (OnDemand)

    This webinar provides a brief recap on the impact of construction law on commercial property.

  • safety-hard-hat
    Feature

    Building in safety

    2019-09-16T13:30:00Z

    Simon Lewis looks at developments on building safety following the Hackitt review and the Ministry of Housing, Communities Local Government’s consultation paper, Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system

  • construction flats
    News

    Do you think there should be a specific CON29DW for new-build properties?

    2019-05-07T15:27:00Z

    The Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN) is currently undertaking an informal consultation to seek conveyancers’ views on the development of a specific CON29DW for new-build properties

  • Group of people assembling parts of a self-build property
    Feature

    Brick by brick

    2018-12-05T10:24:00Z

    Self- and custom-build are becoming increasingly common. Charlie Blagbrough argues that this development could reinject diversity into house building and supply, and explains how the lending process works in this market

  • warren-gordon-600x400
    Opinion

    Cleaning house

    2018-12-05T00:00:00Z

    The government has turned its eye to change in the residential housing sector, from ensuring sufficient supply, to addressing escalating ground rents. Warren Gordon explains

  • Michael Draper
    Feature

    Devolution evolution

    2018-09-05T00:00:00Z

    Michael Draper outlines some of the unique law – both existing and on the horizon – in Wales, as it relates to property, including potential new developments around vacant sites and residential lettings 

  • anna russell knee 140x96
    Feature

    Forgive and forget

    2018-09-05T00:00:00Z

    Certificates of lawful development provide a way for property owners to prove the lawfulness of unauthorised development, after a certain period of time has passed. Anna Russell-Knee explains how they work in practice

  • Leaving the EU - Property
    Feature

    Life after leave

    2018-09-05T00:00:00Z

    With Brexit now only six months away, investor sentiment remains positive, but there are broader challenges in the market which need to be resolved, from access to finance to housing supply. Paresh Raja explains

  • karen lee
    Feature

    A site to behold

    2018-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Karen Lee provides a step-by-step guide to the role of the developer’s conveyancer, from site acquisition to plot sale