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New RICS Code introduces mandatory requirements for members in business lease negotiations21st February 2020
The current RICS Code for Leasing Business Premises was published in 2007. It is now to be replaced by the new Code for Leasing Business Premises (“the new Code”) which was published by the RICS on 12th February 2020 and is to take effect from 1st September 2020.
Compulsory Purchase - The compensation rights for minor tenancies and long tenancies about to expire18th February 2020
The Court of Appeal in Anixter Ltd v Secretary of State for Transport  EWCA Civ 43 has recently given helpful guidance on the compensation rights of those with minor tenancies and long tenancies about to expire who have been served with a general vesting declaration and/or notice to treat by an acquiring authority pursuant to a compulsory purchase order (CPO).
Government consults on First Homes policy17th February 2020
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published a consultation paper on the design and delivery of First Homes. The aim of the initiative is to ensure that more new homes are available at a discount to local people, especially young first-time buyers, who would otherwise struggle to buy a home on the open market.
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