CIL is a common matter that we advise our clients on with both prospective purchases and existing projects. Below we provide some examples of projects where CIL has been an important issue.
London Borough of Redbridge
Our client approached us with a rather large CIL liability notice, convinced it was not accurate. We reviewed the case and were quickly able to ascertain that the liability had failed to account for the existing floorspace. Using the RICS Measing guide, we advised on what we considered to the be the correct amount and communicated with the CIL officer to obtain an updated notice.
We saved our client over £70,000 from the original liability notice.
London Borough of Ealing
We obtained permission for our client for a mixed use social club and residential development in the London Borough of Ealing. As a registered charity, part of the development was potentially able to benefit from charitable relief. We calculated the correct amount of floorspace to be used for ‘charitable purposes’ and handled the submission to claim the relief to the Council.
This halved the original CIL liability.
Alongside these examples we have also complied a guidance document on how the regime operates and share some tips. See our guide in our Insights Hub here.