Paper trails
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A recent case at the High Court in Glasgow considered property fraud on an extraordinary scale. Perhaps most striking about the case was that it was the longest criminal trial in UK legal history, lasting over 320 days.
The evolving role of the NPPF and paragraph 49
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Since the introduction in England of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2012, there has been a proliferation of judicial reviews over its application when determining planning applications for housing.
Mind the Gap
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The recent High Court case of Baker v Craggs highlights the consequences of failing to register a property within the priority period of a Land Registry search.
Battle of the basements
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Increasing pressure for space in city centres, accompanied by the premium commanded by residential land, have resulted in numerous basement developments during the last 10 years. Unlike roof extensions, basement developments generally pose little or no risk of harm to the light amenity enjoyed by neighbours. Nevertheless, basement developments in residential areas can be highly controversial. Neighbours can react with alarm to the excavations and engineering operations required to create a basement, or the risk of structural damage to their property.
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