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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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Equitable easements – a trap for the unwary developer

Author: Julia Tobbell, Senior Associate, Real Estate Disputes, London When purchasing a development site, it is important to make sure that the site can be used for the purpose for which it is acquired. When it comes to easements, in … Continue reading

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Are you GDPR ready?

Authors: Ruth Benfield, Senior Associate and Alice Dockar, Partner, Real Estate, London It is unlikely to have gone unnoticed from the volume of emails asking individuals to “opt in” to future company mailing lists that tomorrow (Friday 25 May), the … Continue reading

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Court Interprets Obligation in a Standard Form Construction Contract to use all due diligence to obtain planning approvals

Authors: Nick Oury, Senior Associate, Disputes, Tokyo and Jean Hamilton-Smith, Associate, Disputes, Tokyo A commonly encountered provision in the standard form JCT Building Contract (2005 edition) was interpreted by the Court of Appeal to include an implied obligation on a … Continue reading

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LANDOWNERS AND DEVELOPERS – BEWARE THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL

Author: Michael Chivers, Senior Associate, Real Estate, London Are you a landlord or developer of property which includes residential flats?  Are you going to dispose of your interest in that property?  If so, you may be obliged to offer your … Continue reading

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Supreme Court ruling on negligent property valuations: Tiuta International v De Villiers Surveyors [2017] UKSC 77

Authors: David Reston, Partner, Insurance Dispute Resolution, Sarah Irons, Professional Support Lawyer, Dispute Resolution, Matthew Bonye, Partner and Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution The Supreme Court judgement in the case of Tiuta International v De Villiers Surveyors was handed … Continue reading

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Communal living – flexible renting within a rigid planning system

Author: James Gibson, Associate (Scotland), Planning, Real Estate, London Co-living is perhaps a concept traditionally associated with the shoestring lifestyle of students. But what about curated workspaces, well-equipped gyms or perhaps even a trip to the spa – all under … Continue reading

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