After much to-ing and fro-ing between the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the Housing & Planning Act 2016 (“HPA”) received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016. We have provided a summary of the key points in the Housing & Planning Act 2016 below.
There are many reasons why a person making a will (the testator) may wish to incorporate a trust, including: • to protect young or other vulnerable beneficiaries • to ensure that assets are safeguarded within the family • to maximise tax reliefs
When a landlord, after granting a tenancy of his land, sells part of his land subject to a tenancy to a third party, this third party becomes, in relation to the transferred land, a landlord of the tenant under one tenancy.
Lord Justice Lewison has been involved in 2 recent court decisions which will have a significant impact on parties and their representatives who are involved in court proceedings
The Court of Appeal has ruled that developments with fewer than ten housing units do not have to include affordable housing.
Partners in general farming partnerships are increasingly being advised to introduce land into the partnership, if they have not already done so, usually as partnership capital, without any transfer of legal title from the landowners. This has the adverse effect of restricting the freedom of the registered owners to deal with the land as they see fit.
The 2014 Oxford Farming Conference predicted that the next decade would see an increase in share farming as the shape of the industry changed, with “a divergence between those owning land and those farming (operating) it”. The CLA’s 2014 report into share farming endorsed the view that it could, in the right circumstances, be a good solution for many farmers looking to reduce their workload but with no one to help them do so.
Sitting in a hot internal glass pod London meeting room recently, in a negotiation meeting between a mechanical subcontractor and a main contractor, it reminded me again of how judgments of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal might seem far removed from the reality of a building site, but actually have a very real and direct impact on the success of a project and the parties’ associated risk profiles.
At first instance Mr Recorder Cameron found that Ms Liden acquired an interest in the property known as Willow Beck (“Willow Beck”), as a result of a proprietary estoppel.
The approved text of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been published in the EU Official official Journal and this new data protection law will apply from 25 May 2018, being two years from its entry into force on 24 May 2016. This represents the biggest change to the EU data protection regime in 20 years.