The New Real is a research report showing the opportunities and gains to be made for anyone with an interest in commercial real estate.
Whether you are an owner or occupier, funder or investor, builder, developer or a technology provider, the built environment offers real opportunities for the forward thinking. In this report we have explored the gains on offer and applied our legal thinking to the challenges ahead.
With the smart buildings debate now moving into the boardroom, our research shows that of those surveyed:
- 56% think smart buildings will open up new revenue streams
- 59% think smart buildings will deliver business gains beyond energy efficiency
- 38% are taking the lead, changing their behaviours and acquiring new capabilities to benefit from smart buildings
Our thanks go to our collaborators at Henley Business School, CBRE, Digital Policy Alliance, Energydeck, Aberdeen Asset Management, Savills, Westfield, JLL, IFDS, WiredScore and many others for their time, innovation and insights, to ensure we future-proof our interests within The New Real and maximise the gains to be made.
Q&A: Am I insured for COVID-19?
Laura Bushaway writes for Estates Gazette on a recent claim under the “disease clause” of business interruption policy.
Looking beyond the benefitted land: confirmation that an objector’s wider property may be considered in applications to discharge/modify restrictive covenants
Read our recent case study on applicants who were prevented from developing a new house due to a restrictive covenant covering their land.
Further extension of coronavirus restrictions affecting residential properties: Where are we now?
The extension will be implemented from and including 31 March 2021 by the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Case Study: One Blackfriars Limited
An informative and positive judgment for administrators selling high-value property in distressed and complex scenarios.
Temporary restrictions on winding-up petitions extended until 30 June 2021
As the restrictions are extended, read what it means for you here.
Commercial rent arrears: what are the latest restrictions on landlords’ remedies this quarter day?
What you need to know for this Quarter Day.
CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited - An analysis
Slow and chaotic – lessons from a digital transformation disaster in CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited.
To Promote or not to Promote, that is the Option: Top 10 Tips with Promotion Agreements
Providing you with the top ten tips with promotion agreements - what should you know?
Q&A: Do the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 apply to agricultural tenancies?
Reviewing whether the Electrical Safety Regulations apply to agricultural tenancies in the private rented sector.
Q&A: Parking privileges
James Souter and David Nicholls address a resident’s parking dilemma.
Property Patter: Business as usual? The impact of COVID-19 on commercial lease negotiations
What impact has COVID-19 had on commercial lease negotiations and will we see the effects last?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Content+Cloud on acquisition of Sipcom
The acquisition establishes Content+Cloud as a global service provider to UK businesses.
David Haines quoted by CoStar and Estates Gazette on the extension of the rent moratorium
The extension of the moratorium again “delivers another blow to commercial landlords”, with rent arrears already totaling around £4.5bn.
Property Patter: The Spring 2021 Budget – what news for property?
Join us as we review some of the measures introduced by Rishi Sunak to provide a boost to COVID-hit businesses and workers.
David Haines quoted by Estates Gazette on the end to the rent moratorium
The rent moratorium has effectively stopped landlords from evicting occupiers unable to pay rent since the start of the pandemic.
Property Professionals: Spring Budget Announcement
Join us as we discuss the highlights of the recent budget announcement.
Q&A: Terminating a contract – matters of materiality
Megan Davies and Nicholas Grant address a homebuyer’s query over a shrinking master bedroom.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of Douglas & Gordon Estate Agents on its sale to Foxtons
Established in 1958, Douglas & Gordon is a London-based, family owned independent estate agent.
Property Patter: The trendy option – FAQs on tenant CVAs
Listen in for the answers to FAQs on tenant Company Voluntary Arrangements
Natalie Deuchar and Leonora Owens write for Pharmacy Business on the considerations to take into account when pharmacists look to obtain a new unit
Pharmacists should be aware of the law when considering obtaining a new unit.