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Just at the start: the Building Safety Bill

08 Jul 2021
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) was laid before Parliament on Monday 5 July. It is likely to take 9 to 12 months to gain Royal Assent and pass into law. It is on any account a substantial piece of legislation: the Bill itself is 218 pages long and taken together with its explanatory notes (257 pages) and supporting documentation dealing with delegated powers, impact assessments, draft regulations and so on the whole package weighs in at an impressive 852 pages. In the pre-digital era it would have made a substantial thump when it landed on your desk.

Assessment of interim rent under Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

22 Jun 2021
The County Court has just given judgment on the renewal terms of S Franses' lease at 80 Jermyn Street, London. It will be recalled that, before the pandemic, S Franses defeated its landlord's opposition to renewal under ground (f) of the 1954 Act, in high profile litigation before the Supreme Court. 

G7 climate commitments

17 Jun 2021
Leaders of the G7 nations descended on Cornwall over 11-13 June to discuss a uniform approach to meeting the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to "build back better". While responses to the pandemic were clearly high on the agenda, the G7 summit presented a pivotal opportunity to further develop a multilateral consensus on mobilising a green revolution which would protect the planet for future generations.

Building safety - the story so far

16 Jun 2021
Changes to building safety aren't just about cladding. They're about creating a thread of responsibility for safety throughout a building's life. This guide is a comprehensive overview of building safety and the story so far.

Summary of technical consultation on changes to permitted development rights for electronic communications infrastructure in England

09 Jun 2021
Ensuring the wide availability of high-speed broadband and mobile infrastructure is a central part of the Government’s National Infrastructure Strategy and "levelling up" agenda. The Government has a target that at least 85% of the UK will have a gigabit-capable broadband connection available by 2025 and that most of the population has access to a 5G signal by 2027.