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Plans to force disclosure of the beneficial owners of foreign companies that hold or wish to buy UK property, or to bid for government contracts, may not in fact have the desired effect, an expert has said. 16 May 2016
A 'land bank' arrangement which sold small plots of land to investors at "hugely inflated prices" was an unauthorised collective investment scheme (CIS) which ought to have been regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK's highest court has... 25 Apr 2016
This guide was updated in April 2015
This guide relates to the law in England and Wales and was last updated in November 2013
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early.
A version of this guide first appeared in Estates Gazette
This guide was last updated in August 2012.
From 2015, it will be illegal to use Hydrochlorofluorocarbons ( HCFCs ), including the ozone-depleting refrigerant gas R22, in refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning (AC) systems. R22 is commonly used in AC systems pre-dating 2004 and so its ban...
FOCUS: Scottish local communities will find it easier to exercise their right to buy land from today, while the right has also been extended to cover land anywhere in Scotland. 14 Apr 2016
Allowing local authorities in England to retain all business rates collected in their areas will not on its own be enough to fund the chancellor's 'devolution revolution', an expert has said. 17 Mar 2016
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