Retirement Living and Care Homes: The opportunities and challenges
In our Retirement Living and Care Homes report, we set out the trends and the legal and commercial issues impacting investors, operators, developers, lenders and funders active in the retirement living and care homes sectors. We have combined both sectors in this report due to the evolving patterns of care we have seen, as the retirement living sector is increasingly providing care services and facilities.
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We’ve taken an in-depth look at how these market trend areas are evolving. Click here to download our legal insight and knowledge covering:
- Care homes: investing in the future
- Retirement living and the use class debate
- New guidance on housing for older people
- Assisted living housing: key considerations for investors
- Retirement living and care home deals: six potential pitfalls
- Meeting housing needs for older persons on strategic sites
- Liberty protection safeguards: all clear now?
Charles Russell Speechlys has extensive experience acting in the retirement living and care homes markets advising a wide range of clients across both sectors. Our multi-disciplinary approach brings together specialists from across corporate, real estate, planning, construction, banking, litigation, real estate funds, healthcare regulation and tax. We provide advice on complex transactions including; corporate M&A; sale and leasebacks, real estate acquisitions and disposals, large scale developments, debt and equity financings and corporate reorganisations. Our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the evolving commercial and regulatory parameters within which retirement living, care homes and social care providers are required to operate and how this impacts on healthcare transactions and operational matters.
Retirement Living and the Use Class debate
Watch our Head of Planning Claire Fallows discuss a key planning issue currently impacting the market:
Brace yourselves: dentists could be liable for actions of self-employed staff
Increased cost and shortage of materials – what impact does this have on negotiating building contracts?
Powering Real Estate
Is it plausible to meet the governments ambitious plan to get new houses off the gas grid by 2025? Watch our webinar here
Property Patter: “Holiday” listening for surveyors: what (non-COVID) news is there so far in 2021?
Here we discuss “business as usual” judgments which have been handed down so far this year.
Pandemic Clauses: sharing (risk) is not (necessarily) caring
A County Court decision has refused to include a clause in a renewal lease to reduce the rent by 50% in the event of future lockdowns
Service charge demands: a reminder of key principles
What are the key principles, implications and key takeaways?
Finance Bill 21/22: the implications for corporate taxpayers
The Finance Bill 2021-2022 was published yesterday. What impact will this have on corporate tax payers?
Property Patter: dealing with COVID-19 arrears and the future of commercial tenancy relationships
What are the government’s plans for dealing with pandemic arrears and commercial tenancy relationships?
Emma Preece writes for Property Week on complying with vacant possession conditions
The Court of Appeal recently grappled with the issue of vacant possession in Capitol Park Leeds Plc v Global Radio Services.
Jennifer Berritt and Lauren Kelly write for P3 Pharmacy on The Lease Code and looking for better lease terms
The Lease Code published by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors took effect on 1 September 2020.
Property Patter: The Electronic Communications Code – what are the current issues with negotiating telecoms agreements?
We discuss some of the practical issues arising out of the Electronic Communications Code.
Northern Light: Illuminating IR35
Guy and Hugh take a look at the recent case of Northern Light Solutions Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs
Joseph Green writes for Property Week on whether special-purpose vehicle leases can be used to avoid empty rates
A recent Supreme Court judgment clarified where the burden of paying empty rates should lie.
Housing-with-care considered in first ever parliamentary debate
The first ever formal parliamentary debate into housing-with-care focussed on the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on retirement communities
Noel Wardle wrote for Chemist & Druggist on the implications of the new Health and Care Bill mean for community pharmacy
The government has now published its proposed overhaul of health and care in England.
When does a claim "become known" under a contractual time bar clause?
Emma Preece quoted by Estate Gazette on the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision in Capitol Park Leeds v Global Radio Services
The Court of Appeal backed tenants in an unusual case about the condition in which tenants are obliged to return premises to landlords.
Q&A: Duval and consent for alterations
Q&A from a landlord and tenant on consent to carry out works in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in Duval.
Dispensation from consultation and major works
The Court of Appeal upheld the FTT judgement in Aster Communities v Chapman & Others, but what does this mean for landlords and tenants?
Property Patter: the whys and wherefores of receivership
What is a fixed charge receiver?