Last Updated May 23, 2019

Law and Practice

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Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Ltd is a niche corporate law firm formed in December 2005 and based in London and Dudley, dealing primarily with corporate and commercial work together with commercial property and litigation. Its client base includes European and Anglo-US companies, regional and national clients as well as individuals. The firm’s Real Estate department is best known for secured lending work on behalf of HSBC, Lloyds Bank, Santander and RBS, as well as all aspects of commercial property work on behalf of its SME client base, which spans a number of key industry sectors including pharmaceutical and healthcare, manufacturing, engineering and pension funds. It advises on a wide range of property-related matters, including commercial acquisitions and disposals, commercial leases, secured lending and corporate support. Hawkins Hatton also offers advice on a broad range of specialist areas such as property investment and finance, development schemes, compulsory purchase issues, construction and commercial leases for clients including landlords and tenants, public companies, banks, private companies, developers and investors.

Planning Permission

The local planning authority (LPA) will decide if a proposed development of a property should be permitted.

The developer seeking to obtain planning permission will submit plans and specifications of the intended work to be undertaken to the relevant LPA. 

Planning permission is required in most new buildings, major alterations to existing buildings and significant changes to the use of a building or piece of land. When planning permission is granted it is usually subject to strict conditions with which a developer must comply.

Building Regulation Approval

Building regulations are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to almost every building. A landowner applies to its local authority building control department for building regulations approval. Examples of where building regulation approval is likely to be required include:

  • erecting a new building;
  • extending or altering an existing building; and
  • providing services and/or fittings in a building such as washing and sanitary facilities, hot water cylinders, foul water and rainwater drainage, replacement windows and fuel-burning appliances of any type.

When the work is carried out it must meet the relevant technical requirements in the building regulations approval. In addition, the works must not make other fabric, services and fittings less compliant or dangerous than they were before.

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

Foxglove House
166 Piccadilly
London
W1J 9EF

+44 020 8191 7893

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Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Ltd is a niche corporate law firm formed in December 2005 and based in London and Dudley, dealing primarily with corporate and commercial work together with commercial property and litigation. Its client base includes European and Anglo-US companies, regional and national clients as well as individuals. The firm’s Real Estate department is best known for secured lending work on behalf of HSBC, Lloyds Bank, Santander and RBS, as well as all aspects of commercial property work on behalf of its SME client base, which spans a number of key industry sectors including pharmaceutical and healthcare, manufacturing, engineering and pension funds. It advises on a wide range of property-related matters, including commercial acquisitions and disposals, commercial leases, secured lending and corporate support. Hawkins Hatton also offers advice on a broad range of specialist areas such as property investment and finance, development schemes, compulsory purchase issues, construction and commercial leases for clients including landlords and tenants, public companies, banks, private companies, developers and investors.

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