There have been some interesting changes which affect the property sector in the past year, most particularly for buyers of newly constructed properties, and not merely those announced in the recent Budget. Buyers of new build properties will be particularly interested to know that following the 2004 Barker Review and the 2008 OFT Homebuilding Study… Learn more
Fiona is a key member of the Residential Property team. She acts on behalf of developers of all sizes in connection with new build residential developments, to include the drafting of the estate documentation, plot sales and the sale of the freehold interest in the site, in accordance with all Leasehold Reform Legislation.
Fiona also acts on behalf of private individuals in connection with purchases from developers and their related sales and/or part exchanges where applicable.
Fiona also has a keen interest in developments to the Leasehold Reform Legislation and acts on behalf of Landlords, Management Companies and Tenants in connection with enfranchisement matters, lease extensions, lease variations, licences and other leasehold deeds and documents working closely with our Property Litigation team.
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Similarities are notable between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos, which can be used to interpret what impact this Government is likely to have on Property. The first similarity was clearly the plan to abolish Home Information Packs before a property could be sold. The Liberal Democrats did however wish to retain the Energy Performance… Learn more
The past two years have seen an increase in shared ownership schemes offered by developers, as they seek to assist first time buyers in getting their foot on the property ladder. In addition to the developers own schemes, developers have joined forces with local housing associations by participating in schemes backed by the Government. Indeed,… Learn more
On 12 January 2010, Lundy Island was designated as the UK’s first Marine Conservation Zone, following the implementation of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. Marine Conservation Zones are intended to protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology by placing restrictions on the type of activities which may take place within the Zones.… Learn more