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Off-plan investments and the risk of lost deposits
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Picture the scene. An off-plan investor contracted two years ago and paid substantial deposits. The longstop date has passed and construction is continuing – but slowly. The investor is losing…

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Fortune favours the brave – a landlord and tenant perspective
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The interests of residential landlords and tenants are regulated by contractual terms and a statutory overlay, and if there is a problem the court or the tribunal is in the…

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Duval – another headache for residential landlords and their managing agents
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Sherry parties at numbers 11-13 Randolph Crescent must be fun. Readers may remember the case of Dr Julia Duval of that address (a solicitor) and her determination to prevent a…

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Block management – Reasonableness v The Lease
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The recent case of Mr Iouri Chliafchtein and his dispute over services at 3-10 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1 proves once again the oldest and most ignored adage in property management…

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Development issues
Off-plan investors – do they have security, and if so where are they in the queue?
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OFF-PLAN INVESTORS – DO THEY HAVE SECURITY, AND IF SO WHERE ARE THEY IN THE QUEUE?  When an off-plan scheme fails and the developer ends up in administration or liquidation…

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Tenants In The Prime Central London Letting Market – Uninformed Or Simply Cavalier!
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An interesting contrast between the letting market and the sales market is the amount of due diligence that tenants and purchasers are likely to carry out. This is particularly true…

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Claims Arising From Failed Off-Plan Investments
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CLAIMS ARISING FROM OFF-PLAN INVESTMENTS In the last few years we have dealt with a large number of cases involving issues arising from off-plan investment schemes, often for clients based…

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Development Issues
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DEVELOPMENT ISSUES Whether you develop large mixed use schemes or residential extensions if you want your project to go smoothly there are legal issues that shouldn’t be overlooked. Dewar Hogan…

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When the law of property development collides with consumer law!
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Some of the most satisfying cases, and also some of the most perplexing, come when other areas of law altogether raise their head in a property context. One such area…

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Absolute covenants = absolute control. Landlords think again!
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A situation which often grieves residential leaseholders is this – a developer comes along and either purchases the freehold himself, or else enters into a deal with the freeholder, and…

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