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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos...
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Introduction to subsidenceSubsidence occurs when the ground underneath a structure is unable to support it effectively.Many factors can trigger...
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25th Sep
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What is land remediation relief?Land remediation relief (LRR) is a relief from corporation tax for expenditure on remediating contaminated land or...
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On 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated land. Prior to this, the practice note dated 18 December 2014,...
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25th Sep
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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are...
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25th Sep
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What are invasive non-native species?Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to an area outside of their...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the key legal issues pertaining to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) and regulation of the water and...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant. It had been used in Japan to stabilise sand banks and...
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What is a wildlife licence?A wildlife licence is required to carry out any activity prohibited under wildlife legislation, including to:•kill or take...
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25th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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25th Sep
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Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it....
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25th Sep
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What are invasive species?‘Invasive species’ are those plants and animals that have the potential to occupy land, spread or grow in a manner that...
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Private nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it. That...
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Law Society practice note on contaminated landThe Law Society issued a warning card on contaminated land in April 2002. This was replaced by a...
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Why are lenders concerned about environmental risk?The ever growing number of environmental laws has affected the way that lenders perceive...
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Buyer bewareAn innocent buyer can inherit significant environmental liabilities in relation to land and buildings. ‘Caveat emptor’, meaning ‘let the...
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the purpose, nature and scope of the due diligence process that is carried out by a potential buyer prior...
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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The purpose of environmental due diligenceFor general information on share purchase, see Practice Notes: Due diligence—share and asset purchases and...
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Landlords need to ensure that the land and buildings are returned in a satisfactory state at the end of the term.Depending on the types of activities...
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The environmental damage regime (EDR) requires operators of activities responsible for serious environmental incidents to prevent and remedy the...
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Why use an environmental consultant?Environmental consultants provide expertise in a number of different areas, such as assessing environmental risk...
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Legal requirementsThere is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic buildings) whose construction was...
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Environmental insurance is a useful way of managing environmental risks, both for operational businesses and in many transactions and development...
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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Pre-contract searchesPre-contract searches are usually carried out by the buyer’s solicitor but may be carried out by the seller’s solicitors if they...
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Reviewed by Professor Richard MacroryRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators to be given powers to deal with...
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Increased emphasis on climate change and carbon emissions reduction is affecting corporate transactions. In addition to schemes such as the EU...
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Directors are the agents of a company who manage its day-to-day business and owe a number of duties to it. The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) codified...
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