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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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The Flexible Workspace Series: Part 3

30 Dec, 2019
Technology Technology-enabled facilities have also been instrumental in transforming the commercial real estate industry1 as a whole and the office space in particular.  Amid the...
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The Flexible Workspace Series: Part 2

12 Dec, 2019
End user experience Focusing on the end-user experience is now a top priority for businesses1, especially when choosing the office space in which a business occupies.  Market...
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The Flexible Workspace Series

6 Dec, 2019
Flexible workspace: here for a long time, not just a good time ... Expected to reach 3.0 million square feet by the end of 2020 1 and to pump £12bn into the UK over the next...
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What constitutes 'common parts' upon enfranchisement?

3 Dec, 2019
In a case decided by the Upper Tribunal (UT) (and which is the subject of an appeal to the Court of Appeal), a group of participating tenants in a building called Queen Court made...
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Collective enfranchisement: room for reform?

19 Nov, 2019
The government's plans for leasehold reforms include seeking to redress the imbalance of power and increase transparency for leaseholders.  Cases such as that summarised below...
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Telecoms rights: landowner's intention to redevelop

14 Nov, 2019
A recent Upper Tribunal decision[1]  confirmed that landowners cannot avoid rights being imposed on their land under the Electronic Communications Code 2017 (the Code) simply by...
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Nuisance for a goose - landowners, take a gander

15 Oct, 2019
In the case of Canada Goose UK Retail Ltd v Persons Unknown and another [2019] EWHC 2459 (QB), animal welfare protests had taken place outside the claimants' London store.  The...
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Alert - be careful with your emails

1 Oct, 2019
A recently reported case (Neocleous v Rees, 20/09/19) provides a stark reminder that care is needed so as not to create inadvertently a binding contract for the sale of land via a...
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Plugging real estate into a fuel-free future

10 Sep, 2019
With the uptake in electric vehicles (EV) continuing to gather speed and estimates suggesting there could be up to 36 million EVs on the road by 20401, steps need to be taken now...
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Cautionary Supreme Court judgment on interpretation of planning permission

4 Jul, 2019
Yesterday (3 July 2019) the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the London Borough of Lambeth’s appeal in relation to the use of a DIY retail store in Streatham. Planning permission...
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Whose fault is it?

3 Jul, 2019
For its first 25 years or so, Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 ("Section 21") led a relatively trouble free existence.  It set out a straightforward process for the termination...
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Guidance on right to manage, enfranchisement and lease extensions

3 Jul, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Please see links to the guides below which we hope will be of interest: The Right to Manage - A Short Guide Enfranchisement and Lease Extension  ...
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