Landlord and tenant

Brexit isn’t frustrating…at least for leases

Authors: Matthew Bonye, Partner and Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution, London; Judith Smyth, Associate, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, London and Rhian Arrenberg, Professional Support Lawyer, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, London Landlords can (for now at least) breathe a sigh of relief as … Continue reading

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Opening the door to community and landlord engagement

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Property on 24 January 2019.  Fiona Sawyer, professional support lawyer in the planning team at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, and Frances Edwards, senior associate and specialist real estate litigator at the firm, point … Continue reading

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Real Estate EP4: Brexit and the UK real estate market

In this podcast, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Matthew Bonye and Tom Leech QC  discuss the important Canary Wharf Group v European Medicines Agency court case.  This case is highly relevant to real estate development. The tenant, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), argues that Brexit is a frustrating … 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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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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Residential leasehold – time for change?

Author: Martin Dawbney, Partner, Real Estate, London At the end of July, hard on the heels of the Housing White Paper published in February, DCLG issued a Consultation Paper on “Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market”. If you wish … Continue reading

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Revised Electronic Communications Code – Code Red for Landowners

Author: Deborah Caldwell, Professional Support Lawyer, Real Estate, London A revised new Electronic Communications Code has been introduced as one element of the recent Digital Economy Act 2017 (see our TMT ebulletin of 22 May 2017). The existing Code has … Continue reading

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Leasehold pitfalls – termination risks of leasehold development site structures

Author: Simon Elliott, Senior Associate, Real Estate, London A number of recent transactions where we have acted for banks and lenders have emphasised that care needs to be taken by developers at the outset of a project when buying into … Continue reading

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Raise your (MEES) standards: new government guidance provides clarity and confusion

Author: Deborah Caldwell, Professional Support Lawyer, Real Estate, London   In February 2015, we reported on Regulations introduced by the Government to prohibit the letting of commercial properties in England and Wales rated F or G on their Energy Performance … Continue reading

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