Urban Regeneration is widely discussed but less widely understood. Fully revised with important new policy, case studies and international analysis, the Second Edition of Urban Regeneration will correct that. The 16 chapters, written by leading experts, are organised into four sections:  • The Context for Urban Regeneration: The history and evolution  • Major Themes and Topics: Including Housing, Community, Employment and the Environment  • Key Issues in Managing Urban Regeneration: Including Legal and Organisational considerations  • Experience Elsewhere and a View of the Future: Expanded section now discussing Australia and the Celtic Fringe as well as Europe and the USA This is the essential handbook for practitioners involved in regeneration, as well as students of planning, urban studies, geography and architecture.

Regeneration by Land Development: The Legal Issues*

Regeneration by Land Development: The Legal Issues*
Amanda BeresfordRichard Fleetwood

Introduction

The legal aspects of a property regeneration project are diverse, involving numerous statutory (embodied in written laws passed by Parliament) and common (unwritten laws evolved from principles established through decisions issued by the courts) law provisions. Specialist legal advice will usually be needed on the topics of commercial property, environment and planning. It may also be required in other areas such as tax and construction. The early identification of the relevant requirements and implications of the law will usually enable a project to proceed in the most efficient manner.

This chapter can do no more than highlight some of the main legal issues which a particular property regeneration project may ...

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