Corporate occupiers can have a large and diverse portfolio of real estate.
Not simply office buildings, this can include specialised buildings such as: retail space; data centres; R&D sites; hotels; football stadia; shared working hubs; golf courses; leisure centres; health spas; call centres; business parks; mast sites, and everything in between.
Our real estate team’s expertise and experience covers all aspects of the acquisition and disposal of real estate and asset management. We provide clients with commercial, pragmatic advice across a broad spectrum of real estate issues, whatever the size and shape of the asset or portfolio.
Typically we advise on:
- leasing or building new premises
- major refurbishment works or alterations to existing premises
- obtaining new sites or expanding existing facilities to cater for business expansion
- maximizing the value of an existing estate through the sale of disused premises or disposal of surplus land
- acquiring new bases through corporate acquisitions
- consolidating businesses from multiple locations into a single headquarter premises
If you are considering re-occupation of your premises during Covid-19 please see our RE: Occupy campaign for tips on what you need to consider.
Government imposes moratorium on statutory demands and winding up petitions07 January 2021
The government has introduced a temporary ban on commercial property landlords from issuing statutory demands and winding-up petitions against tenant companies unable to pay amounts owed under their lease due to coronavirus.
RE: Occupy - Real Estate FAQs for Tenants during Covid-1907 January 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.
Coronavirus Act 2020 and forfeiture of leases07 January 2021
The government is racing to try to protect tenants’ interests, with the Coronavirus Act 2020 coming into force on 26 March.
COVID-19 advice for corporate occupiers07 January 2021
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
Business Rates Relief for those in the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality sector and for nurseries14 December 2020
From 1 April 2020 all retail, leisure and hospitality firms will be exempt from paying business rates for 12 months to help limit any further financial and economic damage that this pandemic is causing.
RE:Occupy - Managing the reoccupation of your premises18 November 2020
With a fresh lockdown in place until early December – at least – corporate occupiers are once again faced with considering how best to manage their return to offices. Occupiers have already briefly experienced life back in premises under Covid-measures, including ensuring they, and their landlords, comply with health and safety guidelines, protect against possible contractual or negligence claims from their employees
Lewis Silkin wins Real Estate Team of the Year Award 202006 November 2020
Lewis Silkin has won the accolade of Real Estate Team of the Year award at The Lawyer Awards 2020 for their work on Earl’s Court Regeneration.
Coronavirus creating uncertainty for landlords13 March 2020
Covid-19 (or the coronavirus as it is more commonly known) has now been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.