Planning obligations (also known as s106 agreements) are considered local land royalties and should be disclosed in local research prior to contract exchange. If the research reveals a land planning obligation, careful consideration should be given to whether the obligations have not yet been met, since if the developer is late in payment, the local planning authority (APA) may be able to sue future owners to ensure compliance with the Section 106 agreement. The answer is therefore “yes” unless an exclusion clause applies. There are a number of restrictions on the form of the obligation that can legitimately be imposed as a planning obligation (see practical note: legal review of agreements and interactions in accordance with Section 106 If there is no owner-owner exclusion, the APA should be asked to enter into a settlement to release the Section 106 agreement with respect to purchasers (and lenders) of certain lands. Any changes must be made by the act; an agreement under Section 106 cannot be amended by letter. This can take a long time. Homebuyers have an interest in the land and are bound by Section 106 obligations. A person may not be subject to a planning obligation if he or she is no longer interested in the land (section 106, paragraph 4, TCPA 1990) after the statutory authorization under Section 106(4) TCPA 1990, provided there has been no infringement. Planning permissions, ownership restrictions and leases are in principle mandatory for land. They need to be checked to see if they have an impact on value or sale. You should be aware that sometimes an ECM can`t be anything other than a “red herring.” A document may claim the commitment or mention of an MEC, but it is not binding. Such an agreement enters into force as a contractual agreement and is relevant only to the parties and would therefore have no impact on a funder or successor.
The modern contractual practice in Section 106 generally excludes individual home buyers (and lenders from each home) from liability for some or all planning obligations. This is usually due to the municipality`s recognition that houses or dwellings may not be reduced if a claim could be made against the owner. However, this needs to be looked at very carefully, as not all planning obligations contain the corresponding exclusion clause and there may be restrictions on the use of an exclusion clause. Planning obligations bind the rights holders, i.e. future purchasers of a part of the country subject to the obligations, since they are considered to be exploited with the land. This means that a planning obligation may be imposed both against the confederation of origin (usually the owner of the construction zone) and against anyone who later acquires an interest in the land. Even if a subsequent purchaser of a single home did not participate in the Section 106 agreement, which is subject to the agreement of Section 106, for example if the developer is not financially sound or cannot be found, the APA could take coercive action against the purchaser as a legal successor. The verification of the text of a Section 106 agreement, which was registered against the construction area as a local basic tax to determine whether the obligations are enforceable in whole or in part against homeowners, is essential. Compensation to the proponent in the sales contract for the future performance of unloaded planning obligations is generally insufficient protection, since the APA can only sue individual owners if the developer who made the commitment is not sued, for example. B because the promoter became insolvent afterwards.