Commercial Property | 22nd June 2018

A cautionary tale – architects’ copyright

Developers need to take care not to infringe copyright in architect’s drawings. In a recent case, the High Court held that copyright in an architect’s...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 21st June 2018

Developers no longer getting tanked up

The UK population has grown by over eight million since 2000. The demand for housing has risen accordingly and housing developers find themselves constantly challenged...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 21st June 2018

5 top tips to make sure your planning application is...

If you’re attempting to get planning permission to develop your property, you need to ensure that you understand exactly what is expected of you, and...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd March 2018

Overage – Case review

Burrows Investments v Ward Homes – Damages for ‘hypothetical bargain’ In this case, a developer in breach of an overage agreement has been held liable...

Tamzin Mandelli

Partner, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 29th September 2017

Going Underground – Basement Excavations and Permitted Development Rights

Many planning authorities, particularly London boroughs, are having to deal with an increasing number of ‘digdowns’, as soaring house prices lead homeowners and developers to...

Anne Bridger

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd March 2017

Who Owns a Planning Permission?

Anyone can apply for planning permission on any piece of land, whether they own it, lease it, rent it or simply see it from the...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 28th September 2016

‘Just give us a simple overage agreement’.

It’s strange how some phrases can haunt you over the years and the request to produce a simple, straightforward overage agreement crops up repeatedly. Overage...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd June 2016

Options: Beware the illusory pot of gold

Developers are astute business people. When dealing with them it is wise to keep your wits about you. Here are some common transaction structures employed...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property