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Liz Peace asks in the Guardian: Should councils that fail on local planning be punished? Leo Stevens replies.By Leo Stevens
In this Journal article Leo Stevens gives his opinion on Liz Peace's Guardian article "Should councils that fail on local planning be punished?" and questions the impact of any penalties on already over stretched local authorities.
A Little Bit of Law.....Chancel RepairBy Ben Halsey, Leonard Goodrich
Chancel repair liability occurs when a landowner is responsible for the cost of repairing a church of the Church of England or Church in Wales. It is a remnant of ecclesiastical law stemming from the reign of Henry VIII.
Development Officers' Forum Christmas Session
Area of law: Real Estate11th December 2013, 4:30pm - 6:00pm, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL
Get a grip on repair costsBy Simon Bagg
Fixed-price repairs contracts cannot be applied automatically to leaseholders, says Simon Bagg in his recent Inside Housing article.