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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE)The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry-standard pre-contract...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
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Commercial Property Standard EnquiriesThe Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry standard pre-contract enquiries for...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 19th May
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property in ScotlandHow do EPCs apply to commercial property in Scotland?This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 19th May
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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 19th May
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Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is a tort against land and it is concerned with the unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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For the purposes of s 100 of the Highways Act 1980, a ‘highway drain’ is defined as including a ditch, gutter, watercourse, soak-away, bridge,...
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Produced in partnership with John Bates of Old Square Chambers 19th May
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What is a contract of insurance?This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an...
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Produced in partnership with RPC 19th May
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Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases—snapshotTitleRegulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of...
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19th May
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Waste types and controls—controlled wasteControlled waste is subject to legislative control. It is defined in Part II to the Environmental Protection...
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19th May
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Energy and Brexit—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorWhat is Euratom?The Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Euratom Treaty’)...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Truman of Burges Salmon 19th May
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BREEAM key requirementsWhat is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating...
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Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 19th May
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Flood reinsurance—the Flood Re schemeBackground to the schemeThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government had an agreement, known as...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure and Burges Salmon 19th May
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Public nuisancePublic nuisance involves a nuisance being carried out, which affects a section of the general public. It has been defined as: 'acts or...
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19th May
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Forfeiture of property following convictionThe power of the court to order the forfeiture of property under the Sentencing Act 2020The Sentencing Act...
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19th May
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Environmental permitting—flood risk activitiesHistory of flood defence consentsThe ‘old’ system of flood defence consents, prior to 6 April 2016,...
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Produced in partnership with Simon Tilling and Michael Barlow of Burges Salmon 19th May

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Is a display energy certificate a good indication of what a Property’s energy performance rating would be?A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) is an...
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5th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic landlords and tenants—impact on existing and new leasesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The...
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5th Jun
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Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 and action plans for commercial property in ScotlandHow do the...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 5th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic property—enforcement and penaltiesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC...
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5th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—domestic tenants’ energy efficiency improvementsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC...
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5th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic property—exemptions and PRS Exemptions RegisterCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to...
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5th Jun
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property in ScotlandHow do EPCs apply to commercial property in Scotland?This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 5th Jun
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Feed-in tariff (FiT)—accreditationIntroductionFeed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) are a support payment for electricity generated from low-carbon sources. They...
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Produced in partnership with Clyde & Co 5th Jun
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Green leasesThe green lease toolkit issued by the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) aims to improve sustainability and reduce the environmental...
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5th Jun
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Display energy certificates (DECs)—what are they and when are they required?What is a display energy certificate (DEC)?DECs were introduced to raise...
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5th Jun
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Green Deal—installersThe Green DealThe Green Deal is a scheme, originally designed by the government, now backed by private investors, that enables...
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5th Jun
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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)—how does ESOS interact with other energy regimes and climate policies?Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December...
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Produced in partnership with Shoosmiths 5th Jun
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Inspection of air conditioning systems in ScotlandWhere do the requirements for air conditioning inspections come from?Section 2 of Building...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Oliphant of Pinsent Masons 5th Jun
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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) (non-domestic)—key featuresThis Practice Note introduces the background to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive...
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Produced in partnership with James Shepherd of Clifford Chance 5th Jun
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—prohibition on letting substandard domestic propertyCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an...
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5th Jun
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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) trackerThe Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme in Great Britain, that provides financial incentives...
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5th Jun
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Feed-in tariff scheme trackerThe Feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme was introduced in April 2010 and is the government’s main policy measure to encourage the...
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