Bates Wells Braithwaite has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) as a “one-stop-shop” provider across all legal services.
Our special focus on property matters for faith-based organisations starts with a look at the specific issues that these organisations face when planning to acquire property.
Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Newbigin (VO) v S J & J Monk is being heralded as some much needed good news for property developers.
The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 provides charities with additional powers to make social investments and clarifies the responsibilities of trustees when making such investments. Oliver Hunt outlines the provisions of the Act and its application in the real estate context.
Moving offices can be a stressful time, with most organisations ending one lease almost simultaneously with moving to new premises. Chinonso Denwigwe provides a useful checklist to consider when your lease is coming to an end.
In uncertain times it is hardly surprising that organisations may change their minds when they are already committed to buy or sell property. So what happens if for any reason a party decides not to go ahead?
In March of this year, the government undertook a review of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”). Following this review, the government has recommended that the social housing regulation function of the HCA should be taken on by a separate regulatory body.
The Government has announced a delay to the introduction of Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB). It was initially planned to commence by the end of 2016 but resistance from Councils to selling their properties has meant that the funding is not available.
The Court of Appeal recently considered, in two different cases, whether occupiers of housing association properties should be subject to an immediate order for possession or a suspended order for possession (SPO), when in both instances the police had found that the properties were used to cultivate a number of cannabis plants.
The Secretary of State made a second commencement order on 31 October 2016 confirming the implementation dates for further provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 (the ‘Act’).