After the success of the first two books, planning lawyer Martin Goodall has partnered with Bath Publishing to publish a third book entitled The Essential Guide to the Use of Land and Buildings under the Planning Acts.

The new instalment from Martin is set to become the definitive handbook explaining the legal rules governing the use of land and buildings as well as material changes of use. Within the text, Martin highlights and explains the provisions of the Use Classes Order in detail. There are also chapters on Permitted Changes of Use, Unlawful Uses and Lawful Uses Certificates, including how to apply for a certificate and the procedure for appealing against the refusal of an LUC application.

The book will be a valuable resource to all planning professionals including architects and town planners in both the private and public sectors, surveyors and valuers, barristers, solicitors, licensed conveyancers and other legal advisors, and builders, developers and property owners wishing to carry out residential conversions.

To celebrate the release of the book, Keystone Law and Bath Publishing together will be hosting a book launch and seminar on Friday 17 November 2017 at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

At the seminar, Martin, together with fellow planning lawyer Ben Garbett, will brief you on the key issues facing planners and property specialists when dealing with the use of land and buildings and material changes of use, including the practical operation of the 4-year rule and 10-year rule, the ‘second bite’ provision and Lawful Development Certificates.

The seminar will also update you on the further developments in the law governing permitted changes of use under the GPDO. Plenty of time is also set aside for lively question and answer sessions chaired by Brian Waters, Editor of Planning in London, so you can learn from the problems of others in the industry as well.

If you would like to book a place at the seminar, purchase a copy of the book or find out more information, please click here.