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.
The Future of Property Careers
Join to our panel discussion and Q&A with industry leaders on the range of opportunities within the property and construction sector.
LIDW21: A view from London and India - How dispute avoidance can keep construction and infrastructure plans on track
Join us as we discuss the challenges of the possible rise in disputes in the construction and infrastructure sector in India
Liability for costs of repair (City of London v. Leaseholders of Great Arthur House)
Oliver Park writes an article for Lexis®PSL on a property dispute case.
Can a restrictive covenant become obsolete?
Q&A on adverse possession
A successful application for title by adverse possession will result in the squatter acquiring possessory title to land.
Claire Fallows quoted by Planning on how new PD rights for commercial buildings will change the system
Councils should be prepared for a flurry of applications in August.
Oliver Park writes for LexisPSL Property Disputes on liability for costs of repair
Oliver considers the implications of the decision in City of London v Leaseholders of Great Arthur House.
Procuring modular housing: Is MMC becoming mainstream?
Is Modern Methods of Construction becoming mainstream? Read what it means for Development and Procurement here.
Rupa Lakha quoted by Legal Week on the liberalisation of the Indian legal market
The proposed trade deal could be “the proper catalyst for liberalisation”.
Q&A: Talking the telecoms talk
Georgina Muskett and Jonathan Wills answer queries on Electronic Communications Code agreement.
Property Patter: Navigating the complexities of Pharmacy Property
Pharmacy property is a specialist area which contains many traps for the unwary.
What do the new Debt Respite Scheme Regulations mean for Landlords and Tenants?
This will provide legal protection from creditors in the form of either a breathing space or a mental health crisis moratorium.
Risk allocation in commercial leases: the High Court considers rent suspension, insurance and frustration arguments
Read our summary of the full judgement on the latest Covid arrears case.
Rachel Warren quoted by Construction Law on the increasing pressure on the HSE over Covid deaths
The Health & Safety Executive is likely to face increasing pressure to take enforcement action where employees have died from Covid.
Building Back Better: Future Gazing
What’s next for the hospitality industry post-pandemic?
Building Back Better: Re-examining your proposition
Why hospitality businesses should re-examine their proposition now
Building Back Better: Real Estate and Restructuring
How and why should hospitality businesses re-structure post pandemic?
Asian Legal Business, Hubbis and eprivateclient report on the firm's expansion in Hong Kong
The firm's Hong Kong office continues to expand with the relocation of Real Estate Partner Simon Green to lead the firm’s focus in Asia.
Stamp Duty, Green houses and 5% deposits: The Government’s Commitment to Housebuilding Continues
We look at the current raft of measures the Government has in place to support home ownership and the housebuilding industry.
Property Patter: cohabitees and property rights - what do couples need to think about?
It is easy to drift into complicated territory when it comes to property arrangements between a couple