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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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Why the government may have to backtrack on its proposals to grant permission through local plans: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine

21 May 2021

In this article for Planning Magazine, Sara Hanrahan shares her views on how the government may have to back out of proposals to change local plans so they automatically confer outline permission on certain kinds of development in specific places.

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What we know about the government's proposed changes to developer contributions: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine

21 May 2021

In this article for Planning Magazine, Sara Hanrahan comments on whether the government will stick to previous proposals for a flat-rate charge and postponement of payment to project completion through which developers contribute to the cost of mitigating the impacts of their schemes.

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The planning measures we can expect in next week's Queen's Speech: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine

17 May 2021

The announcement of a new planning bill to implement some of the key proposals in last summer’s planning white paper is expected to feature in the Queen's Speech next week, according to reports. However, observers believe the housing ministry will struggle to develop the necessary details so that the bill is ready for publication later this year and are sceptical that the proposed new infrastructure levy will be included in it.

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The Great Occupier/Developer Office Debate: Matching Supply and Demand

29 April 2021

The past 12 months have changed the landscape of the commercial property market in the UK and beyond.

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The catalyst of Covid-19 must bring a positive change to our offices: Clare Reddy writes for Property Week

01 April 2021

Covid-19 has been, and continues to be, a catalyst for change. At some point, life will settle into a new rhythm, which will come with its own challenges. As we grapple with hybrid ways of working, the pandemic has shown that our experiences have not been equal and has emphasised the increased importance of wellbeing.

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Coronavirus Act 2020 and forfeiture of leases

29 March 2021

The government is racing to try to protect tenants’ interests, with the Coronavirus Act 2020 coming into force on 26 March 2020.

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RE: Occupy - Real Estate FAQs for Tenants during Covid-19

29 March 2021

The impact of Covid-19 is constantly changing for the real estate sector: from construction sites and developments being shut down; to new approaches for planning inquiries and a mutable landscape for lease negotiations. Nothing is set in stone. Therefore, we have pulled together a selection of the questions we are being asked by clients and will be updating this regularly.

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