Development

Real Estate Podcast EP3: Finance Bill 2018 – Impact on REITs

Following their blog post of 9 November 2018, in this podcast Herbert Smith Freehills partners Neil Warriner and Will Arrenberg and senior associate Casey Dalton discuss the recent changes affecting the UK REIT regime introduced in the Finance Bill 2018 and … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to permitted development rights and use classes – impact on developers and landlords

Authors: Fiona Sawyer, Professional Support Lawyer,  Kate Wilson, Professional Support Lawyer and Frances Edwards, Senior Associate, Real Estate Two key themes of the Budget on 29 October 2018 were increasing the supply of housing and improving the health of high … Continue reading

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Indigestion for landlords: a new acid test for redevelopment under ground (f)

Author: Stephanie Trompeter, Senior Associate, Real Estate Disputes, London In October, we wrote about the Supreme Court case S. Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited [2018] UKSC 62, concerning a landlord’s ability to oppose a lease renewal under the … Continue reading

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Finance bill 2018/19: Good news for overseas investors in UK Real Estate through offshore property unit trusts

Authors: Neil Warriner, Partner, Will Arrenberg, Partner, and Casey Dalton, Senior Associate, Real Estate Tax, London It has been clear for some time that, from April 2019, non-UK residents would become subject to UK tax on gains when disposing of … Continue reading

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Landlords’ motives for redevelopment – good, bad or irrelevant?

Author: Julia Tobbell, Senior Associate, Real Estate Disputes, London Today the Supreme Court will hear the case of S. Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited, a case which property litigators have been following closely since last year. The … Continue reading

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Affordability, viability and clarity – the impact of valuation on supply of affordable housing

Author: Fiona Sawyer, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, London Viability is at the heart of the extent to which private developers can be expected to bridge the gap between demand for and supply of affordable housing. In April this year, in … Continue reading

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The importance of assignments: If you are purchasing a site for development, would you rely on a report your seller obtains in its favour then gives to you, stating that you can rely on it; the seller accepting no liability for its contents?

Author: Susannah Davis, Professional Support Lawyer, Construction, Real Estate, London This blog post explores why purchasers should take an assignment or insist on other protection before relying on reports provided to them by others. If your answer to the question posed … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Back to Basics: What do the new NPPF and Draft London Plan modifications mean for affordable housing?

Author: Charlotte Dyer, Of Counsel, Planning, Real Estate, London This blog post explores how the meaning of affordable housing has evolved following the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) on 24 July 2018 and the Draft New … Continue reading

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Revised National Planning Policy Framework—will it fix the housing market?

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Planning on 9 August 2018. Will the government’s new planning rulebook deliver on its promises? Robert Walton, barrister at Landmark Chambers, says the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is a step in … Continue reading

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Impact of revised National Planning Policy Framework

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 24 July 2018. This post considers what difference it will make – in terms of the impact on developers, whether the government’s aims will be achieved and how soon its … Continue reading

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