Mixed use schemes

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The difference between types of residential tenancies depends on when the tenancy was granted and the legislation in force at that time. There are four main types of...

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Affordable housing is housing provided to those who are struggling with their housing costs and whose housing needs are not met by the market. Affordable housing can take...

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An arms length management organisation (ALMO) is a not-for-profit company that provides housing services on behalf of a local housing authority (LHA). Usually an ALMO is...

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Assignment Assignment is the transfer of the interest in the tenancy to another person. Assignment of a secure periodic tenancy is prohibited except in three situations:...

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A charity may be involved in a construction project: • to fulfil its charitable objectives (eg the construction of social housing) • to provide office or other...

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Any lawful subtenant may acquire the freehold or an extended lease of a house under Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (LRA 1967), Sch 1, regardless of the number of intermediate...

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The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016, SI 2016/518 approves the Service Charge Residential...

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The right provided by the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993) is for the enforced sale of the freehold of the building, to the nominee...

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Subject to various qualifying criteria, tenants who hold long leases of flats have a collective right under section 1 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban...

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This Practice Note is about the VAT issues that arise in commercial developments. It first considers a straightforward unproblematic scenario, and then looks at: •...

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Where a certificate is required to ascertain the service charge then it has been held in Urban Splash Work Ltd v Ridgway and another [2018] UKUT 32 (LC) that there is no...

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Repair and improvements A tenant will not generally be expected to pay for the landlord to upgrade or improve its property as opposed to repairing it. The length of a...

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The court may imply an obligation on the landlord to provide certain services in the absence of an express covenant to do so. Where a landlord takes the benefit of a...

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Why is structuring a mixed use scheme important? Mixed use developments are schemes which comprise one or more buildings used for commercial, retail and/or industrial use...

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Considerations for developers Check whether the LPA has adopted a charging schedule for CIL CIL is only payable where the relevant LPA has adopted a charging schedule,...

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Context Community Infrastructure Levy The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a development charge which local planning authorities, designated as charging authorities...

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