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17 09, 2018

Energy Act 2011: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations 2015 (MEES) and the Impact on Landlords

By | September 17th, 2018|Real Estate, Real Estate|

New energy efficiency regulations are in place that may prevent a landlord renting out a building with an energy efficiency rating of F or G. Introduction From 1 April 2018, both residential and commercial landlords have had to ensure that their properties meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations 2015 (MEES). If a landlord holds an EPC showing an energy [...]

7 09, 2018

Can A Company In Liquidation Commence Adjudication Proceedings In Respect Of Sums Due Under A Construction Contract?

By | September 7th, 2018|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate|

The liquidation of developers, contractors and sub-contractors are a regular occurrence in both large and small scale construction projects, with the insolvent company often left with claims against other firms involved in the development.  The right to adjudicate and then make use of the summary judgment route to enforce the adjudicator’s decision has long been the most powerful tool at [...]

25 07, 2017

Practical Steps To Be Ready For The GDPR

By | July 25th, 2017|Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Human Resources & Recruitment, Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

With less than a year to go before the GDPR becomes enforceable, all businesses, if they haven’t done so already, need to start taking the GDPR seriously. The increased levels of potential fines have hit the headlines, but the GDPR is about much more than that. It’s about bringing data protection to the forefront of a business’ structure and culture [...]

4 04, 2017

Shared Appreciation Mortgages – Potential Claim

By | April 4th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

Christopher Philpot, Senior Associate in Teacher Stern’s dispute resolution department, has been interviewed on the BBC’s One Show in relation to a potential claim being organised against both Bank of Scotland and Barclays for compensation relating to Shared Appreciation Mortgages that were sold between 1996 – 1998. The programme was aired on BBC One on Monday 3rd April 2017 at [...]

6 03, 2017

Meet Our Real Estate Team in Cannes During MIPIM 2017

By | March 6th, 2017|About Us, Our People, Real Estate, Real Estate|

A number of Partners from Teacher Stern's Real Estate team will be in Cannes from 13-17 March 2017 during MIPIM. If you would like to meet up with any of our team then please do get in touch with any of the following: Phil Berry – view Phil's contact details Laura Brown -view Laura's contact details Claire Gibson -view Claire's contact details Victoria [...]

7 02, 2017

Breakfast Seminar: Tax and Residential Property Structures

By | February 7th, 2017|About Us, Real Estate, Real Estate, Tax|

When: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 arrival from 8am for a 8:30am start Where: Teacher Stern Offices, 37 - 41 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JH What: A practical session on what to do with existing residential property structures from a tax perspective Who: Sarah Cardew, Tax Partner of Teacher Stern LLP and Michael Thomas, Tax Barrister of Pump Court Tax Chambers Places are limited, [...]

17 01, 2017

How BoS rushed borrowers on shared appreciation mortgages

By | January 17th, 2017|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

The details of how Bank of Scotland rushed older borrowers into hugely expensive mortgages where their debt rose with house prices have been revealed by a This is Money investigation. Evidence has emerged that the bank - which has previously been criticised for sharp sales practices - hurried customers approaching retirement into signing up to shared appreciation mortgages without financial [...]

29 11, 2016

NHBC Sheltered Housing Code

By | November 29th, 2016|Real Estate, Real Estate|

There are often occasions where so detailed corners of the law do not emerge unless one has to deal with them in a particular case. The NHBC Sheltered Housing Code (“the Code”) is one such example. It is an important Code as it governs the relationship between the residents, the builder/developer, the purchaser and the management organisation. It results in [...]

9 11, 2016

Changes To The Construction And Engineering Pre-Action Protocol

By | November 9th, 2016|Construction, Real Estate|

The Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes (the Protocol) has proved to be an effective platform for settling disputes, but a revision to the Protocol provides a welcome way of dealing with two situations where the old Protocol was ineffective: where there is a serious dispute which does not require detailed factual enquiry and where there is some disagreement [...]

21 09, 2016

Teacher Stern receives additional recommendations in the 2016 Legal 500 rankings

By | September 21st, 2016|About Us, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Real Estate, Real Estate, Sport, Sport|

Teacher Stern is delighted to announce being recommended in seven practice areas in this year's edition of the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. This year's results see Teacher Stern ranked in four additional practice areas compared to the previous year, with eight lawyers recommended. Joint Managing Partners David Salisbury and David Irwin, the “acutely [...]

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