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Update on possession proceedings

22 Sep, 2020
  After a long six months, the stay on possession proceedings has finally been lifted. However, this does not mean an immediate return to normality. Instead, there are yet...
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Practice (Direction 55C) makes perfect?

31 Jul, 2020
First came Practice Direction 51Z; then Practice Direction 55.29; and now (drum roll please) Practice Direction 55C ("PD 55C").  PD 55C comes into effect on 23 August 2020 and...
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Close encounters of the third kind - commonhold

29 Jul, 2020
Will the proposed changes to commonhold make it a viable "third estate" for structuring home ownership and mixed use developments? We are all, to a greater or lesser degree...
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Land Registry and electronic signatures update

28 Jul, 2020
There is no escape from the fallout caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and our world-rated, venerable HM Land Registry is no exception. Founded over 150 years ago, HMLR has clung...
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"Watt" now?

17 Jul, 2020
So much has, quite rightly, been going on in relation to Covid-19 recently that it seems that is all we have been talking about.  The good news is that there is now something else...
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The future of real estate for business

6 Jul, 2020
Coping with Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of change in the way we use our spaces. Behavioural cycles that might have taken years to complete are taking months.   How we...
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BRYDG complete three financing deals with legal advice from Cripps Pemberton Greenish

4 Jun, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Cripps Pemberton Greenish is delighted to have advised BRYDG Capital Limited on three financing deals in quick succession.  The transactions included an £11m development facility...
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Planning for the future

5 May, 2020
In recent weeks the planning system and the property world has adapted relatively quickly to the new world we are living in with coronavirus. New legislation was brought in swiftly...
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World Earth Day - 22 April 2020

22 Apr, 2020
This year marks the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day.  Each year, on 22 April, there is an annual push to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire actions to...
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Completing real estate transactions when working remotely

16 Apr, 2020
Many of our real estate clients, have been contacting us requiring urgent help to manage the completion of transactions as we continue to work remotely and paper-free. Having...
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Completing real estate transactions when working remotely

14 Apr, 2020
Updated as of 14 April 2020 Many of our real estate clients, have been contacting us requiring urgent help to manage the completion of transactions as we continue to work remotely...
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Coronavirus: farming and agricultural tenancies

9 Apr, 2020
Coronavirus has had a huge impact on life in the UK. An essential part of life that cannot stop is farming. More than ever we are relying on farms in the UK to provide for all of...
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Coronavirus – Consequences for Office Tenants

30 Mar, 2020
The most frequent question we are being asked by clients at this uncertain time is “how can we protect cash flow whilst fulfilling our lease obligations”.  There is no easy...
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Not "so last season": the designer outlet trend

18 Mar, 2020
In previous years, retail brands that have been unable to sell their unsold stock have incinerated or shredded it, often offshore, to avoid their goods being sold at reduced...
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Coronavirus: considerations for landlords

21 Feb, 2020
The number of coronavirus infections may be stabilising, but the virus is continuing to spread throughout the world, leaving a question mark over who is responsible (and if anyone...
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Is letting through Airbnb a breach of lease?

18 Feb, 2020
The rise in the demand for short-term lets has led to an increase in the popularity of online letting platforms such as Airbnb where people list their properties for short stays or...
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Sales of land with the benefit of outline planning permission: common sense prevails in court

6 Feb, 2020
A recent case (2019)[1] will have developers breathing a sigh of relief that a common sense approach has been applied to the interpretation of contracts to acquire land with the...
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How to cut down the cost of enfranchisement

28 Jan, 2020
Reforming enfranchisement valuations: Law Commission's report on options to reduce the price payable One of the key issues raised in the Law Commission's initial consultation paper...
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External walls and the new EWS1

17 Jan, 2020
Since the Grenfell tragedy, high rise residential properties (over 18m) have been a focus of the Government's Building Safety Programme.  A number of guidance and advice notes...
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The Flexible Workspace Series: Part 4

7 Jan, 2020
Conclusion In addition to the challenges explored in parts 1-3 of the series, there are some important factors investors, operators and landlords alike should consider when...
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