The 'Green Deal' initiative came into force on 28 January 2013, in order to promote the energy efficiency of commercial and domestic properties in the UK.
The Government's latest attempt to reform the planning system to kick start economic growth became law on 25 April in the form of the Growth and Infrastructure Planning Act 2013.
A discussion on the Community Infrastructure Levy, as introduced by the Planning Act 2008, which is a tax on new development.
The Costs Management Pilot Scheme was in effect for 18 months in all Technology and Construction Courts and Mercantile Courts, and ended on 31 March 2013.
A report on the issuing of four separate judicial review proceedings against three recent development consent orders issued under the Planning Act 2008.
For many years the appeal courts have been concerned with determining what character of building is a 'house' for the purposes of enfranchisement rights.
With the current economic climate, landlords are increasingly finding that they have vacant units which they will often wish to secure occupation of on a short term basis, while they market the unit for a longer term let.
A discussion which highlights the main aspects which should be taken into consideration by an organisation or individual who is looking to undertake work in a territory other than in its home.
The construction sector accounts for nearly 10% of the UK economy and the Government frequently emphasises the important role the sector will play in achieving economic growth.
Following Judge Pelling QC’s decision in Leisure Norwich (2) Limited & Others v Luminar Lava Ignite Limited (in administration) & Others  EWHC 951 (Ch) (reported in the June 2012 edition of BDB’s Property & Insolvency Bulletin), rent which is incurred prior to a tenant going into administration must be proved like any other pre-administration debt and cannot be paid as an expense of the administration.
The Court of Appeal has recently refused to amend a legal charge registered at the Land Registry, even though it would have given effect to the parties’ common intention (which had been mistakenly missed out of the charge).
Today's entry reports on the replacement of guidance on examinations and associated development.
Recent case law has clearly demonstrated the benefits of joint owners of property declaring their beneficial interests.
Lord Justice Jackson’s cost reforms came into force on 1 April 2013. Though primarily aimed at personal injury litigation, the reforms will affect construction and engineering litigation.
In the recent case of Kenya Aid Programme v Sheffield City Council, the High Court allowed an appeal by a charity against an order to pay business rates in respect of its use of warehouse premises.
The FIDIC Contracts Committee has issued a Guidance Note dealing with the powers of, effect of and the enforcement of Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) decisions.
Making more and more information available to the public has become one of the tools used by Government to demonstrate that it is being open and transparent.
A report on the continuing disagreements in Parliament on the Growth and Infrastructure Bill.
The organisation for the English beef and sheep industry has published its forecasts for 2013 for the UK cattle sector.