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Effective from: 1 April 2015
Business rates—reliefs- Wales
From 1 April 2015 relief is available for properties up to a maximum rateable value of £12,000 with different rateable values and percentages of relief applying for child care properties, post offices and retail premises.
This is subject to a temporary rate relief scheme which will run in Wales from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. The temporary scheme also applies to properties with a maximum rateable value of £12,000 with different rateable values and percentages
of relief applying for child care properties and retail premises.
Effective from: 6 April 2015
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) govern the management of health, safety and welfare on construction projects in the UK. CDM 2015 replace the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM
CDM 2015 applies to both new and existing projects. In respect of the application of CDM 2015 to existing projects, where transitional provisions apply, see Practice Note: CDM 2015—transitional provisions (subscription
required). This Practice Note examines in detail how CDM 2015 compares to CDM 2007.
For a summary of the differences, please see our Free CDM 2015 Checklist.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has also published draft guidance on CDM 2015, which is intended to assist duty holders under CDM 2015 prepare for
the new changes.
From 6 April 2015, CDM 2007 and its associated Approved Code of Practice are no longer in force.
The Regulations prescribe forms for the purposes of various provisions of the Housing Act 1988, Pt 1 in relation to assured tenancies and assured agricultural occupancies. They include:
Measures in the Deregulation Act confirm that:
Effective from: 12 April 2015
From 12 April 2015, the responsibility for local land charges transfers to the Land Registry. Transitional provisions give the Land Registry power to apply the transfer gradually by giving notice to the relevant Local Authority) Infrastructure Act 2015,
s 34, Sch 5
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When a proposed mixed use development includes a residential element, a degree of caution should be exercised. A number of potential risks/issues arise. A number of these can, however, be avoided/reduced by careful ownership structuring at the outset.
This note details the most common pitfalls and risks and sets out (including detailed diagrams)
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Melissa Moore is a dual qualified in England and Wales and South African lawyer and has 14 years’ experience in property practice in England. She has worked in local government and been a partner at a regional law firm and most recently an associate director at Berwin Leighton Paisner which she joined in 2005. Melissa has wide experience in all areas of property law and specializes in commercial real estate development. She has experience in a number of sectors including hotel, leisure, offices, investment, industrial, motorway service stations and funding. She has worked on large scale strategic developments and government funding initiatives, town centre regeneration schemes and private mixed use developments both for public sector and private developers and investment funds. In 2013 she was ranked by Legal 500 as recommended for local government work.
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