Property Patter: post-pandemic lease renewals
COVID-19 has led to more hotly fought business lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, on rent, interim rents, pandemic clauses and other issues. To discuss some of the trends we have seen so far from the cases, Emma Humphreys is joined by Laura Bushaway of our Real Estate Disputes Team and Ben Faulkner of Wilberforce Chambers.
- S Franses Limited v. The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited [Unreported, County Court at Central London,18 June 2021]
- Bank of New York Mellon (International) Limited v. Cine-UK Limited and Others  EWHC 1013
- WH Smith Retail Holdings Limited v. Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft [Unreported, County Court at Winchester, 25 March 2021]
- Poundland Limited v. Toplain Limited [Unreported, County Court at Brentford, 7 April 2021]
Dilapidations: the law and the reality
Emma Humphreys outlines how the Dilapidations Protocol and related guidance applies in practice.
The Brick-and-Mortar Brand - How will landlords and tenants experience experiential retail?
Construction & Infrastructure Seminar
Experts will give insights and analysis on Building & Fire Safety, Case law updates and global supply shortages.
The death of the skyscraper?
Claire Fallows and James Souter write for Estates Gazette on the findings from the Firm’s Skyscraper vs Groundscraper report
Skyscraper vs Groundscraper looks at how and why our building typologies arise and the associated legal issues.
Supply (chain) and demand
Examining the draft RPDT legislation
Helen Coward considers the important aspects of the draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax.
Property Patter: Dealing with Sporting Rights over Land
Sporting rights can cause issues particularly if they are granted over land which may be developed in the future.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £55m facility to a Jersey unit trust
Silbury provides real estate development finance for professional developers seeking to acquire and build in the UK.
David Haines writes for Property Week on preparing for future pandemics
Since the onset of the pandemic, landlords and tenants have been grappling with how to deal with future pandemics in new leases.
Professional Indemnity Insurance – market conditions for consultants
The insurance market has become increasingly contracted in the construction sector.
Helen Coward writes for Tax Journal on the draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax
The government published draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax on 20 September 2021.
Emma Preece writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on recent guidance on residential service charge matters
Emma considers a recent Court of Appeal decision offers some timely guidance on residential service charge matters.
It was another exciting year at the Arabian & African Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) .
Residential property developer tax: Draft legislation published and technical consultation launched
While a number of important issues have been addressed in the legislation, there is still a lot outstanding.
Property Patter: the tactics of settlement offers
What impact can settlement offers have on costs?
Thirsty work – Reporting on data centre water usage and environmental measures in the EU
Stop, collaborate and listen: Top 10 Tips with Collaboration Agreements
Providing you with the top ten tips on collaboration agreements - what should you know?
Phase out of temporary restrictions on use of winding up petitions
Hannah takes a look at the recent UK Government announcement on statutory demands and the presentation of winding up petitions
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.