Dec 01, 2021
The Court of Appeal has given permission for an expedited appeal in the case concerning the impact of nitrates on new housing development in the Solent area.
Dec 01, 2021
City council to spend £26m+ on 371 properties in bid to tackle growing demand for affordable housing
Leicester City Council has unveiled plans to buy 371 new properties at a cost of £26.6m as part of efforts to address a growing need for affordable housing.
Nov 25, 2021
High Court judge rejects appeal by couple over listing of property as two self-contained units for purposes of council tax
A couple has lost a High Court appeal over a council tax valuation dispute with Oxford City Council.
Nov 11, 2021
City ordered to pay almost double its valuation of CPO site but significantly less than sum claimed by landowner
Salford City Council must pay a landowner £5.6m after compulsorily purchasing its site, well below the £11.2m claimed but more than the council’s £3m valuation.
Nov 10, 2021
Government introduces Bill to ringfence rent debts built up following mandated business closures during pandemic
The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, and the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities have introduced the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill into Parliament alongside a new code of practice.
Nov 10, 2021
Monitoring officer advises council leader not to participate in vote on skate park development following complaint by lawyers behind judicial review challenge
The leader of Swansea Council has chosen not to debate or vote on a controversial skatepark development after receiving a complaint claiming he has a personal and prejudicial interest in the issue.
Nov 03, 2021
The High Court has dismissed all grounds advanced by a personal trainer who runs a gym in his garden shed in a planning dispute with the Secretary of State for Housing, Local Government and Communities.
Nov 01, 2021
Six more local authorities migrated onto HM Land Registry’s Local Land Charges Register in October, the highest number of councils to have joined in one month.
Oct 29, 2021
The Regulator of Social Housing has issued a regulatory notice against Norwich City Council after the local authority was found to have more than a thousand overdue housing safety inspections.
Oct 28, 2021
Property barristers at Landmark Chambers are scheduled to appear in the Supreme Court representing clients in four separate cases in the coming months.
Oct 21, 2021
Major provider of social housing loses £3m High Court battle with council over application of community infrastructure levy
Social landlord Stonewater has lost a High Court dispute with Wealden District Council over a £3m bill for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Oct 05, 2021
Law firm Gowling WLG has advised the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and its regeneration and development company Be First on an agreement with Hackman Capital Partners (HCP) to build London's largest film and TV production centre in Dagenham.