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Despite Brexit Concerns, London's Developers Remain Positive
Whilst investment into London has fallen in the first half of the year compared to last year, developers still have an appetite for new schemes due to strong occupier demand in key areas.
UK
13 Aug 2019
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Was Your California Property Damaged Or Destroyed By Wildfires?
This Insight provides general guidance on property tax questions arising from recent California wildfires or other calamities affecting property values. Our attorneys in San Francisco and other offices...
United States
30 Nov 2017
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Suspended Mortgages Or Buying Spree?
Two announcements today have highlighted the binary nature of corporate responses in Asia to the UK's vote to leave the EU.
UK
1 Jul 2016
4
Health And Safety At Your Door Step
If you need to appoint someone to undertake works at home then the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) which came into force on 6 April 2015 will apply to you.
UK
12 Jan 2016
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Construction Industry Scheme Rules Have Been Simplified For Contractors
The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) was set up to deal with the payment of tax, focussing on the labour side of construction operations, within the construction industry.
UK
28 Jul 2015
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What A Swell Party? Party Walls In Practice
A recent case has highlighted the strict limitations that apply to party wall dispute procedures.
UK
28 Jul 2015
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Court Can Act As Bondsman And Require Contractors To Procure Warranties Through Specific Performance
We come across situations sometimes where contractors agree to enter into contract with clients, with a form of bond or collateral warranty attached to the contract.
UK
8 May 2015
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The New Forms Of RIBA Contract
Getting the contract right when undertaking building works, no matter how big or small the project, is as important as selecting the right architect to design the works and contractor to build them.
UK
13 Apr 2015
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If You Are Omitting Works Or Amending Your Contract, Watch Out!
You want to undertake works and you appoint a contractor. You then change your mind, and decide to omit some of the works or amend the contract.
UK
2 Mar 2015
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Construction (Design And Management) Regulations 2015
The current health and safety regime for construction projects, the CDM Regulations 2007, are changing.
UK
2 Mar 2015
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Cracking The Code: Key Points For Landowners
Agreeing to the installation of telecoms apparatus on otherwise vacant land may often be financially attractive but it is a legally complex, and potentially perilous, enterprise for landowners.
UK
2 Mar 2015
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Construction (Residential/Charitable)
The simple position on construction is that brand new buildings may be zero rated if they are residential or are to be used for certain very restricted charitable purposes.
UK
25 Feb 2015
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HSE Spot Checks Failed By 40% Of Construction Sites
According to the HSE, during their most recent month-long initiative of spot checks, poor standards and/or dangerous practices were found at 40% of the construction sites visited.
UK
11 Dec 2014
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Competence In Construction Report
Following the launch of a Government strategy in July 2013 to drive up standards of competence and quality in the UK construction industry, the Construction Industry Training Board has published its report Competence in Construction.
UK
11 Dec 2014
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Don’t Fall Into The Net…Contribution Clause
you are appointing an architect or any other consultant to undertake services, and… (also happen to be a banker (or are just savvy),) you will need to watch out for a Net Contribution Clause (NCC) in the consultant's appointment. If you sign up to an unamended 'industry standard' consultant appointment as the consultant will call it, beware, it is very likely to have an NCC, and this will affect what you can recover from that consultant in the event of a breach.
UK
22 Nov 2014
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Indemnity Note For Contractors And Consultants
An indemnity is a promise by one party, the contractor, to reimburse the other (a 'beneficiary' (such as the employer)) for loss or damage sustained by the beneficiary in respect of a particular risk/matter.
UK
13 Nov 2014
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Replacing The Construction (Design And Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007)
CDM 2007 has so far regulated and managed work place health and safety on construction sites.
UK
13 Nov 2014
18
SFO Spotlight On Construction Sector
The construction sector has recently come under the spotlight following comments made by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (the ‘SFO’) that it is one of the key industries facing increased levels of scrutiny as a result of the new proactive and aggressive approach being initiated by the SFO in its longstanding fight against economic crime.
UK
24 Dec 2013
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Town & Village Greens: Good News For Landowners And Developers
Town and village greens are areas of open space which by custom have been used by a significant number of the inhabitants of the town, village or parish for the purposes of recreation and playing lawful games.
UK
4 Oct 2013
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Rural Update - Autumn 2012
Building materials and construction services supplied in connection with approved alterations to listed buildings, which previously qualified for zero rate VAT, will now be subject to VAT at the standard rate.
UK
25 Oct 2012
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