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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Planning Enforcement Notices – Discharged By Compliance?

It is a common misconception that planning enforcement notices, that is notices served by the local planning authority to remedy a breach of planning control, are discharged by compliance. It seems perfectly reasonable to assume that a notice requiring the removal of UPVC windows would be satisfied once the offending windows had been removed. However, […]

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Can You Withdraw A Break Notice?

What should you do if your tenant serves a break notice and then subsequently decides to withdraw it? As a landlord you are happy for the tenant to remain in occupation and the payment of rent to continue. Surely you simply agree that the notice has been withdrawn and allow the lease continues as before?  […]

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New Law For Designers Finally Announced By The Government

The Government announced in the Queen’s Speech that it will introduce an Intellectual Property Bill to make changes to the law of designs and patents. The contents of the Bill will implement changes to designs law that were recently announced in the Government’s response to its own consultation and included, among other measures, the introduction of […]

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