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Town And Village Greens: Court Of Appeal Delivers A Salutary Lesson To Landowners
Are you buying or do you own sites which include open land? Planning team consultant Nigel Hewitson highlights how you may be at risk of land being registered as a "town and village green".
UK
15 Oct 2018
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5 Things Commercial Landlords Should Know About The New Construction Act
On July 1, 2018, the first round of major amendments to the Construction Lien Act (now called the Construction Act) came into effect. With the second round of amendments scheduled for October 1, 2019,...
Canada
28 Sep 2018
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The U.S. BUILD Act: A New Chapter In International Development Finance?
Overview: The United States seems to be raising the bar for International Development Finance with the proposed BUILD Act. Through the proposed creation of a new U.S. Government institution
Worldwide
25 Sep 2018
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Planning Urban Mobility For The Future
As populations grow and society changes, cities need to ensure that they plan and develop with the future in mind.
Australia
12 Sep 2018
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Simple Ways To Smooth Negotiations Of An Affordable Housing Contract
In this article we set out some key points for developers to consider when contracting with housing associations.
UK
2 Sep 2018
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Managing The Risks And Rewards Of A More Digitalised Construction Industry
The construction industry is becoming increasingly digitised: we are seeing drones used to assist with surveys of difficult or dangerous terrain; robotics being implemented onto building sites ...
UK
29 Aug 2018
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Can A Company In Liquidation Refer A Dispute To Adjudication?
The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC)
UK
24 Aug 2018
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When Can A Force Majeure Clause In A Contract Be Relied On?
In times of economic and/or political uncertainty, parties to construction contracts may consider whether they have a right to rely on force majeure provisions as a justification ...
UK
22 Aug 2018
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Can You Contract Out Of The Prevention Principle?
In the Court of Appeal (CA) decision in North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd [2018], the TCC judgment at first instance has been unanimously upheld.
UK
14 Aug 2018
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What Are The Risks Of Relying On Professional Advice Without A Contract In Place?
How safe are you relying on professional advice where there is no contract in place
UK
8 Aug 2018
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Is Local Oversight Of A New Generation Of New Towns A Real Way Forward?
On 4 December 2017 the Department for Communities and Local Government published a consultation document seeking views on draft Regulations made under section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 creating a new option of local authority oversight for new towns.
UK
7 Aug 2018
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Mind The Gaps: Top 5 Things Lenders Should Know About The New Construction Act
Broad, numerous and significant amendments to the Construction Lien Act (now called the Construction Act) came into force in Ontario on July 1, with more coming on October 1, 2019.
Canada
7 Aug 2018
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The Basics: How Easy Is It To Distinguish Between Rigorous Commercial Bargaining And Economic Duress?
Commercial pressure exists wherever one party to a commercial transaction is in a stronger bargaining position than the other party and claims for economic duress are relatively rare.
Canada
27 Jul 2018
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Milestone Payments May Not Be An Adequate Payment Mechanism In Construction Contracts - What You Need To Know
Construction contracts as defined by the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended (the Construction Act) must contain an adequate payment mechanism.
UK
26 Jul 2018
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How 3D Printing Is Bringing Modern Housing To Life
It was recently reported that a family in Nantes, France has become the first in the world to move into a 3D-printed house. The four-bedroom property is a prototype for bigger projects aiming...
Canada
23 Jul 2018
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Insolvency Of Registered Providers: The New Housing Administration Regime
The new housing administration regime for registered providers of social housing is now in force. Our latest Insight introduces the new legislation and highlights some of the key ways ...
UK
20 Jul 2018
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Why Developers Should Be Aware Of The Public Sector Equality Duty When Seeking Planning Permission
On 20 June, the Administrative Court quashed the grant of outline planning permission for the development of part of the Foxhill Estate by the demolition of up to 542 dwellings and the provision of up to 700 dwellings.
UK
13 Jul 2018
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Public Law Case Update - June 2018
Written by Gowling WLG's team of experts, our case update offers a straightforward overview of six recent important cases in public law and regulation.
UK
10 Jul 2018
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How Build-To-Rent Offers Opportunities To Housebuilders
Build-to-rent is an emerging property class that is attracting attention in an uncertain climate as an alternative form of development.
UK
27 Jun 2018
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Adjudication Watch June 2018 - Caselaw Review And Update: What You Need To Know
In this latest 'Adjudication Watch' our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions:
Canada
22 Jun 2018
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