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Legislation on the use of planning conditions may be superfluous

14 June 2017| By

Following government concerns about overly restrictive and unnecessary conditions causing delays to development, the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 includes provisions which, if brought into force, would permit the secretary of state to make regulations setting out that certain planning conditions may not be imposed in any circumstances.

Ground rents for sale

The ground rent trap may be unsprung sooner than expected

1 June 2017| By Martin McQueen, Marcelle Turner

The scandal of freehold ground rents has been widely publicised in recent times. After selling houses and flats with doubling ground rents between 2007 and 2011, Taylor Wimpey has set aside £130m to address this.

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