The ECC confers rights on code operators to install and maintain electronic communications apparatus on public land, and even grants operators the right to sometimes apply to court for an order allowing them to install and maintain such apparatus on private land.
A telecommunications agreement, or wayleave agreement, is a contract between a service provider and a landowner which allows the service operator access to install infrastructure on the privately owned land, in return for wayleave fees.
This article discusses a recent case in which a property buyer calculated the Stamp Duty Land Tax due on the purchase at a lower rate, due to the mixed-use purpose of the property.
The Court of Appeal Case of Pretoria Energy Company (Chittering) Ltd v Blankney Estates Ltd found that a lease clause within a Heads of Terms document was not binding.
Opening and operating a restaurant can be an exciting venture, but it also involves navigating various legal requirements. One crucial aspect of operating a restaurant is obtaining the necessary licences and permits.
It is not always possible or desirable for an agreement for lease to be unconditional. Often, there is a need for an agreement for lease where the ultimate grant of the lease is conditional upon certain conditions being satisfied.
For many years it has been possible under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 to deposit a statement and map with the local highway authority setting out any public rights of way which are registered as crossing a piece of land.
We are often asked by landowner clients whether there is any legal right to go on to a neighbour’s land to carry out repair and maintenance works where it is not possible to carry out such works from the landowner’s own property and there is no legal right in place allowing access to the neighbour’s land.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are regulations aimed at improving energy efficiency standards in properties – this article relates to commercial properties onlyUnder the MEES regime, the EPC rating of a property is crucial if you want to grant a lease.. Since 2018, commercial properties are required by law to have an EPC rating between A and E and forms part of the government’s aim to be carbon neutral.