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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.

You can view our latest 2 blog posts below and our full blog here.  



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20 March 2023

Local Planning Authorities are required by the Government (Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004) to identify land within their administrative boundaries that will meet the needs for future housing and employment growth.

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How is the dollar’s dominance impacting the luxury real estate market?

13 March 2023

It has been an interesting run for luxury property buyers over the course of the last 6 months or so. Quite remarkable how the market can flip from armageddon with lending rates at record highs, only for the world to be all rosy again with just the slightest adjustment back down.

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In Conversation with Anna Josse, Founder and CEO of Prism The Gift Fund

29 November 2022

“Philanthropy is inherently personal; there are as many reasons for giving as there are people who give. We’ve found that not only would many people like to give more, but that others would be happy to start if they weren’t intimidated by the complexities of charitable giving.” We spoke to Anna Josse, Founder, CEO of Prism the Gift Fund to get the low down on effective giving vehicles, Donor Advised Funds.

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Secret gardens and the ever-increasing demand for properties on those squares

24 November 2022

We spoke to Priyank Lakhia the Founder & Director of Independent Agency, 5Bay Group about the numerous garden squares spread around central London, which Priyank says are one of the city's most distinguishing features.

Inflation, interest rates & money markets - what are the implications for real estate?

23 November 2022

The economic impacts of the former chancellor’s ‘fiscal statement’ of 23rd September, the subsequent u-turns and the resulting uncertainty and market disruption, continue to reverberate and have increased the chance of house price falls to a level not seen since 1990.

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What the appointment of Lucy Frazer as housing minister means for planning: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine

23 November 2022

The former barrister is regarded as a safe pair of hands who believes in the importance of community involvement in planning and the delivery of infrastructure alongside new housing, according to political insiders.

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Roof terraces: The Importance of Being Legal

22 November 2022

Q: I recently bought a London apartment that has an unused roof space. Do I need planning permission to use it as a terrace?

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