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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.

Lewis Silkin Real Estate

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.



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Luxury Hotel

Boutique hotel trends for 2022: What’s next for the sector? Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Boutique Hotelier

09 December 2021

The impact of Covid-19 on the luxury hotel sector has, arguably, been felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. The sector has been faced with an unparalleled fight for survival – with most hotels having to close their doors to customers for considerable amounts of time throughout the last year and a half.


Phoenix Rising: Key Trends for the Hotel Sector in 2022. Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier News

07 December 2021

The impact of the pandemic on the hotel and leisure sector was, arguably, felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. With no ability to pivot their business to ‘online’, and no prospect that ‘working from home’ might provide a temporary solution, the sector was faced with an unprecedented fight for survival.

Real Estate Building

The policy and legislation changes to expect this winter: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine

29 November 2021

With levelling-up a key government policy, the start of 2022 is set to hot up with the government setting out its response to feedback on the planning white paper

Modern office building close up in sunlight

What Gove's appearance in front of MPs tells us about his priorities for changing the planning system: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine

22 November 2021

The housing secretary revealed his latest thinking on planning changes when he appeared before MPs last week, including giving communities a greater say over new development and examining the impact of permitted development.


Government unveils scheme for binding arbitration in relation to COVID related rent arrears

17 November 2021

On 9 November 2021 the government published its proposals regarding a new Code of Practice together with draft legislation, known as the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill, to deal with arrears accumulated during the Covid pandemic period.

The Impact of Brexit on UK Real Estate Law: Our Experience So Far

12 November 2021

The direct legal impact of Brexit for real estate has been limited, as property law is a matter for EU member states rather than for the EU as a whole. But other consequences have been felt.

Landlord's intention under Ground (g) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

08 November 2021

It is often said that, opposing renewal under paragraph (g) of section 30 (1) of Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 on the ground that the landlord intends to occupy the premises for the purposes of a business to be carried on by it, is a relatively straight forward ground upon which a landlord can succeed in opposing renewal. Since the decision of S.Franses v Cavendish Hotels there has been much speculation about the extent to which that decision impacts upon the landlord’s ability to oppose renewal on ground of opposition under paragraph (g).

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