Building Flats on Top of Existing Buildings
The Government is encouraging developers and building owners to build flats in urban areas on top of existing buildings, both blocks of flats and commercial buildings. This kind of development is becoming very popular. But are you aware of the additional legal issues that may affect your clients who wish to carry out such developments?
This new course, presented by an expert trainer with many years of experience in practice advising on complex developments, will enable you to advise your clients with confidence.
What You Will Learn:
This course will cover the following:
- Residential tenants’ rights of first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
- VAT issues, especially when developing existing loft space in a building rather than building new space on the roof
- Rights of light enjoyed by nearby buildings - practical ways of dealing with these
- Rights of existing tenants (including extent of tenant demise, breach of quiet enjoyment and derogation from grant)
- Dealing with existing telecoms masts
- Party walls
- Overage - when selling a building that has the potential for roof space development, don’t forget to reserve overage for your client - what is the best way to secure this?
- Issues with collective enfranchisement and rights to manage
- Health and safety requirements
- Fire safety requirements
- Lessons from recent cases, including: Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation and R (on the application of Bishop) v Westminster City Council
Please let us know if you wish to be notified when new dates are added for this programme