Property management

Further extension of moratorium on possession claims

With effect from 22 August, the temporary rule that suspends all evictions and possession claims against residential and commercial tenants and mortgagors has been extended until 20th September 2020. The moratorium...

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Extension of planning permissions

The provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020 that extend the duration of some planning permissions come into effect on 19 August 2020. Under the Act, which applies to planning...

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What is a dwelling?

“Until 23 April 2020, we thought we knew the answer to what appears to be this simple question,” says Brian Dinnis of Acorn Rural Property Consultants. “For some of our clients,...

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Class Q time limits and deemed approvals

“In our March article, we discussed the High Court case that confirmed that, in common with all other types of planning applications, the 56 day period for permitted development rights (PDRs)...

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Temporary takeaway use for pubs and cafes

“On 24 March 2020 a new class of permitted development (Class DA) came into force that allows what are described as restaurants and cafes, drinking establishments and drinking establishments with expanded...

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Time limits for Class Q decisions

In a recent decision, published on 31 January this year, the High Court has taken a detailed look at the time limits that apply when a local planning authority (LPA) receives...

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Government cash for protecting the Green Belt

The Housing Minister, Esther McVey MP, announced on 12 September 2019 that the Government has made nearly £2m available to local planing authorities to support a crackdown on illegal development with...

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