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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. Indeed, it is proposed to create a new permitted development right in relation to this type of development, which has become very popular. But are you aware of the additional legal issues that may affect your clients who wish to carry out such developments?

This topical 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
  • Human rights issues and nuisance
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Rights of existing tenants (including extent of tenant demise, breach of quiet enjoyment and derogation from grant)
  • Dealing with existing telecoms masts and the Telecoms Code, including recent Regulations and recent cases
  • 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, and what are the issues to consider?
  • Issues with collective enfranchisement and rights to manage
  • Insurance issues
  • Health and safety requirements
  • Fire safety requirements
  • Obtaining vacant possession under ground (f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Community Infrastructure Levy issues
  • Service charge issues
  • Lessons from recent cases, including: York House v Thompson, William Ellis v Medway Council, Aldford v Grosvenor

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Masterclass | 21.10.2021

London | 10:00am - 4:30pm

Building Flats on Top of Existing Buildings - The Key Issues in One Day

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