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We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
Judicial review of the changes to the Use Classes Order and permitted development rights set for 14-15 October 2020
The recent changes to the Use Classes Order 1987 and Permitted Development rights regime covered in our previous article, although now in force, have been met with a legal challenge by the Rights: Community: Action group (RCA).
Kennedys has hired Amanda Hanmore as its new UK Head of Real Estate and Construction, as it targets further growth in this sector. Amanda is joining Kennedys from Trowers & Hamlins, where she headed the Birmingham real estate department.
Our previous articles detailed the government measures brought in to assist tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the publishing of a code of practice for commercial property relationships (The Code).
The world is changing and so are our surroundings. The government has announced significant reforms to the planning regime and, in particular, to the Town and Country Planning Order 1987 (as amended) and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 which was referred to in Part 1 of our article.
The Government is wuthering to new heights and is encouraging the country to build, build, build under changes to permitted development.
It is difficult to imagine where many business tenants will find the necessary funds to pay rent in addition to utility bills and other business outgoings when they may not have traded for months.
On 19 June 2020 the Government published its long awaited Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist landlords and tenants who have found themselves in an unprecedented financial situation due to the pandemic.
We are now into the eleventh week of lockdown. Some restrictions are beginning to ease, such as the opening of shops or stalls that can do all or most of their trading outside.