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Property Law Journal: 16 April 2012
Nabarro LLP

The recent decision in Luminar has confirmed that where rent is due prior to the date of an administration, it will not be an expense. Mark Reading analyses the court’s findings

The case of Goldacre (Offices) Ltd v Nortel Networks UK Ltd [2009], decided in the High Court on 7 December 2009, clarified the circumstances in which an administrator will be liable to pay rent as an expense of an administration. At the time of this decision, Goldacre was largely lauded as being a landlord-favourable decision, which strengthened the commercial position of landlords faced with tenants in administration.

Fieldfisher

Gary Pickard looks at some recent cases and the issues to be considered when buying or taking security over open land.

The last year or so has seen a flurry of cases coming through the courts relating to town and village greens and commons, which appear to have been driven by:

Cobbetts LLP

Jack Cantwell and Amy Gregory review the amendments brought about by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act

The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Construction Act) has been amended recently following the coming into force of Pt 8 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (LDEDC). The changes to the Construction Act apply to all construction contracts entered into on or after 1 October 2011 in England and Wales and 1 November 2011 in Scotland (the Effective Date).

The end of March has seen a wealth of planning and environmental initiatives coming from government, including the Budget 2012 and NPPF. Juliet Munn investigates

John Starr

John Starr contemplates whether legal privilege applies to a claims consultant, and the assignment of causes of action

John Challoner and Kristy Cooper review the new rules in relation to claims for capital allowances on fixtures transferred as part of a property

When enacted, the Finance Act 2012 will amend the rules in relation to claiming capital allowances on fixtures for capital expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2012 (for companies) or 6 April 2012 (for individuals).