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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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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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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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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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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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Forfeiture traps for developer landlords

Author: Matthew Weal, Associate, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, London What do you do if you acquire a site containing problem tenants who may consistently be in arrears of rent or in breach of covenants under their leases?  It is understandable in these … Continue reading

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IPF Non-Disclosure & Exclusivity Agreements

Author: Richard Forsdyke, Partner, Real Estate, London We find this interesting and so thought we would share. To save unnecessary time and resources drafting bespoke agreements, the Investment Property Forum ("IPF") has published a standard form Non-Disclosure Agreement ("NDA") for parties … Continue reading

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