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Welcome to the Summer edition of QIA, brought to you by the Wedlake Bell Real Estate team. I am delighted to introduce an issue jam-packed with some of the most pressing issues that our industry and clients are facing today.
We watched the Williams v Aviva Investors Ground Rent GP Ltd  case with interest here and Jade Kettle gives us her insights into the potential limitations on residential service charge disputes. We also have a useful update on the Buildings Safety Act (BSA) in terms of what you need you need to buy or sell a property from Sarah McGregor as well as a discussion from Sarah Elliott on whether the risk profile in construction contracts will change with the BSA.
Please do look out for the details in this Summer edition on our Autumn BSA seminar on 20th September. Suzannah Nichol MBE, Chief Executive of Build UK and member of the Building Advisory Committee set up by the new Building Safety Regulator will be joining us for what promises to be an interesting review of government updates.
One of our most requested set of works for licences to alter at the moment is to enable electric vehicles to be charged at the workplace. In my article, Driving change, I discuss factors for tenants and their advisors to consider. Matthew Mainstone has done a reminder of the scope of Section 73 applications after the recent case of Armstrong v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities  EWHC 176 (Admin) and Zahra Shah discusses whether the government can legally block a property acquisition.
We have an article on de-coding the electronic communications code from Jeff Rawson and one on the legal intricacies around Banksy’s murals, You should Bank[sy] that, written by Rudy Capildeo and Jake King in our Art and Luxury team.
Ed Craft provides us with a reminder that any overseas entity will have an annual update deadline on the near horizon whilst Gabriela Georgieva finishes off this issue with a piece on site inspections and a warning about easements.
I hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you. Please do get in touch with any queries that may arise when you take a look. We are always happy to help.