Real Estate and Construction Newsletter - October 2017
Welcome to our October newsletter, bringing you legal insight into issues facing the property industry.
We hope you enjoy reading our articles. Please do get in touch if you would like any further information.
Keeping control of your investment in the co-working boom
In recent years there has been a seismic shift in the office space market. In this article, we explore the legal implications relating to this rapid rise of co-working space.
Do you need a strategic partnership framework with a registered provider?
This article discusses the benefits for developers of entering into strategic partnership frameworks with registered providers of affordable housing to set the basis for successful development partnerships.
Permission in principle – eight things you need to know
We provide practical guidance on this new form of planning permission.
Dealing with trespassers: practical guidance for owners
Trespassers are an increasing problem for owners of vacant commercial premises, not only because of the costs and time spent removing them, but also due to the significant damage that they can cause. This article sets out some practical steps for property owners facing unexpected and unwelcome visitors.
BIM: legal issues
The Government has been a keen exponent of Building Information Modelling (BIM), requiring all Government projects to achieve BIM level 2 since April 2016. This article covers the risks of the new technology and the issues surrounding building contracts and intellectual property.
When can you set off claims against different elements of a project
The Court’s decision raises important drafting considerations for construction contracts involving multiple elements of a project.
Drafting terms and conditions or negotiating a contract? Be wary of "unusual" and "exorbitant" exclusion clauses
When drafting a set of terms and conditions, companies must adhere to the requirements contained in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
Stop, collaborate and listen: Top 10 Tips with Collaboration Agreements
Providing you with the top ten tips on collaboration agreements - what should you know?
Fiona Edmond and Mark Smith write for Property Week on data centres as an infrastructure asset class
The complexity of operational issues is something those new to the sector may not anticipate and interest is likely to increase.
The impact of COVID-19 on commercial and residential tenancies
What impact has COVID-19 had on commercial and residential tenancies? Read more here.
Q&A: Separate blocks, common parts and enfranchisement
Miriam Seitler and Lauren Fraser answer queries relating to leaseholders seeking to acquire the freehold.
Coded messages for landlords and tenants
“What does the code of practice mean for landlords and tenants? Read more here”
International Arbitration in India and Around the World
Rupa Lakha joined the panel discussing the latest developments in construction and dispute resolution.
Q&A: Wrestling with restrictive covenants
Camilla Lamont (barrister at Landmark Chambers) and Real Estate Disputes Partner Emma Humphreys answer a pair of covenant queries
Property Patter: post-pandemic lease renewals
Here we discuss some of the trends in the cases we have seen so far on rent, interim rents, pandemic clauses and other issues.
Property Professionals: Big Sheds and Logistics
Join us as we discuss the the key challenges facing operators and investors in the logistics space.
Collateral Warranties – Are they also a ‘Construction Contract’?
What are collateral warranties and what do they mean for your construction contracts? Read more here.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises EQT Exeter on the purchase of £102m warehouse from LondonMetric
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised long standing client EQT Exeter on the purchase of a 785,000 sq ft Northamptonshire warehouse.
Complying with vacant possession conditions
The Court of Appeal recently grappled with the issue of vacant possession when terminating a commercial lease...
Local Nature Recovery Strategies
What is the purpose of LNRS and the process to create one? Read more here.
Watch this space: Top 10 Tips on Town and Village Greens (TVGs) considerations
Providing you with the top ten tips on Town and Village Greens considerations - what should you know?
Construct.Law - Summer 2021
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Q&A: Rent and the problem with pets
Approximately 3.2m UK households have welcomed a pet since the outbreak of Covid-19 - but what does this mean for renters?
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
Andrew Keeley writes for Construction News on the Supreme Court's decision in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd
The Supreme Court recently delivered its highly anticipated judgement in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd.