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Beware the fake seller

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To quote from the Nazi dentist played by Laurence Olivier in the movie Marathon Man; “Is it safe?”; well for a buyer’s solicitor it may not be if there is a fake seller. The judgment in Dreamvar (UK) Limited v. Mishcon de Reya is...

Local searches: if the council gets the replies wrong

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Property buyers, particular if intending to develop, will often rely on the results of a Local Search, an essential component of the due diligence process on acquisition. In particular planning history and constraints and highways aspects are...

Implications of "Fen Tigers" for property Developers

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The Supreme Court Judgment in Coventy v. Lawrence, delivered on 26 February 2014, has many ramifications for the law of nuisance, but for property developers, their architects and other professional advisors, a key significance of the judgment is as to the...

More Break Clause Gremlins

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Two 2012 first instance cases have focused on the particular issue of the common pre-condition in break clauses that tenants must have paid their rent up to the specified break date, and there continues to be little comfort for tenants and their advisors. ...