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This response considers the planning status of a building following a fire, and the availability of permitted development rights for such properties in England.
Unfortunately, if a building has been totally destroyed by fire (or by other means), there is no automatic right to rebuild it.
Section 55(1A)(b) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 confirms that ‘rebuilding’ is a building operation requiring planning permission, which means planning permission would be required to reinstate the building, even if it was being rebuilt in an identical form.
If a building has been partially destroyed, then whether the remedial works constitute alteration or improvement (which may benefit from permitted development rights) or constitute
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This Practice Note considers the law governing the procedural law of arbitration proceedings (the curial law or lex arbitri) and how it is determined under the law of England and Wales (England and English are used as convenient shorthand).The procedural law of the arbitral proceedingsThe procedural
What are OFTOs?Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs) are the owners of offshore transmission assets which connect offshore wind farms to the onshore electricity network. The transmission assets comprise everything between the offshore point of connection with the generating wind farm assets and the
When restructuring is considered rather than formal insolvency proceedings (see Practice Note: Benefits of restructuring over formal proceedings) the company may want to ensure that relevant creditors quickly enter a standstill agreement to gain some breathing space to consider a restructuring
This Practice Note identifies the main torts (bar negligence and nuisance, which are covered elsewhere in our related content) and their key characteristics. Specifically:•trespass to land•trespass to the person•privacy/defamation•liability for animals•employers' liability•product
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