Make Good Not War: Snagging and the law

It may be customary for a contractor to return to a completed project and rectify defects at no cost to the client, but the common law has to date provided little protection if this doesn’t happen, writes Kieran Fano

Overlapping planning permissions: which one is valid?

The High Court has recently revisited the principles for determining the validity of overlapping consents. Gary Soloman and Alex Minhinick of law firm Burges Salmon share a cautionary message for property developers, highlighting the key points for landowners, developers and local authorities.

Election 2019: What a Labour government might do to property & wealth taxes

There’s no 2019 election manifesto yet, but Mishcon de Reya has summarised everything that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has proposed about property and wealth-related taxation over the last few years into a handy crib sheet. Some punchy measures have been mooted – including replacing Stamp Duty with an annual levy based on property values… “For those buying a residential property to live in themselves, consider waiting until after the Election,” advises the law firm.