Real estate is about making property work for you, whether it is your core business, or ancillary to it.
That may mean securing the right sites for a retail or leisure brand roll-out, expanding or refitting office space at just the right time to increase business capacity, getting the right structure in place for a mixed use public/private development, or building an investment portfolio. All of these require commercially oriented and pragmatic legal expertise delivered in a straightforward, accessible way.
Our real estate group combines real depth of knowledge with breadth of scope and capability. We have a particular focus on corporate occupiers, development and regeneration, investment, and property finance, with our work ranging from transactional support to providing specialist advice covering planning, construction, dispute resolution and tax.We advise lenders and investors; private developers, major corporates and public bodies; as well as both landlords and tenants, giving us a wide-ranging perspective. Regardless of their business type or sector, our clients come back to us time and again, demonstrating the trust they place in us to help them to address their property-related challenges.
Proposed disclosure rules for non-UK entities owning property or bidding for Government contracts12 April 2017
The UK Government proposes new rules requiring non-UK entities that already own, or intend to acquire, UK real estate, or that wish to bid for UK central Government contracts, to be required to disclose information about the beneficial owners of the entity.
More than just a stadium…22 March 2017
However it’s done, whether being rebuilt from scratch (Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal), expanded (Liverpool) or converted from other uses (West Ham, Manchester City), one thing for certain is that football stadiums are big business. In this article, we explore some of the current projects and highlight some of the hot topics surrounding these cathedrals of the national game.
Patrick Brown comments for UKVMA: More than just a stadium09 March 2017
Associate, Patrick Brown has written an article for UK Venue Managers Association (UKVMA). The article reviews trends in stadium commercialisation, local council involvement in development and the rise of fan ownership and influence in the status of stadiums.
Beware of copyright when considering existing planning permission02 March 2017
The recent judgment in Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd & Anor is an excellent example of the application of copyright in a planning and building context.
Estate agent unable to claim his fee on successful property sale17 February 2017
The Court of Appeal has decided that it cannot imply contractual terms where there is no contract in the first place. In this case, it would not imply a term to enable an estate agent to recover his commission on a sale.
...a little bit of law - Searches19 January 2017
As part of the conveyancing process we, as your solicitors, will carry out a number of searches on any piece of land you want to buy.
...a little bit of law - Chancel Repair19 January 2017
Chancel repair liability occurs when a landowner is responsible for the cost of repairing a church of the Church of England or Church in Wales.