Features and opinion

  • Georgia Jones
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    Common ground

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Georgia Jones looks at some of the ways ground-sharing agreements can be used by sports clubs as a licence to share occupancy

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    High hopes

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has devastated many UK industries – not least sections of the commercial property market. Lucy Trevelyan explores COVID-19’s lasting legacy for the sector and examines how it can evolve to survive

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    Dream machine

    2021-03-09T12:03:00Z

    Nick Kirby and Tom Grogan provide an overview of developments in commercial proptech, including around machine learning, diligence, and the Internet of Things

  • Nikki Bensoor
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    Head to head

    2020-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Nikki Bensoor looks at how heads of terms are changing in the pandemic, and how the government’s Code for leasing business premises could support commercial lease negotiations

  • Rent
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    Rent concessions during the pandemic: considerations for commercial landlords

    2020-11-10T12:49:00Z

    Following the government’s ban on evictions of commercial tenants during the pandemic, Peter Robinson looks at what commercial landlords should consider when making concessions on rent and service charge

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    Turnover rents in the time of coronavirus

    2020-09-17T14:50:00Z

    Clare Harman Clark examines how uncertainty in the retail sector may be fuelling a comeback for turnover rents, and how parties can make the compromise of variable rents work.

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    Lock and quay

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Ibraheem Dulmeer and Justin Bates look at a recent Upper Tribunal case involving the application of service charges at the Docklands development, No.1 West India Quay

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    Riding out the storm

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Steven Petty explains how his specialist commercial property firm has weathered the COVID-19 storm – and why the firm has continued to award bonuses and recruit new staff

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    Look before you lease

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Lockdown has presented unprecedented challenges for both landlords and tenants. Nikki Bensoor looks at the impact on commercial lease arrangements, now and in the future

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    The drinks business

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Niall McCann and Richard Williams look at what property solicitors need to know when acting on transactions involving licensed premises where the tenant or owner is insolvent

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    New lease of life

    2020-06-09T00:00:00Z

    The new code for leasing business premises was published in February and will be effective from September. Ben Tarrant asks what impact the new code will have on commercial lease drafting

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    The fine print

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    In November, real estate company Deutsche Wohnen SE was hit with a fine of €14.5m under the General Data Protection Regulation. Clare Harman Clark looks at the role of property solicitors in helping their clients abide by the regulation

  • Rent
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    Under review

    2020-03-05T16:09:00Z

    Paul de la Piquerie and Rahul Varma look at some common rent review mechanisms and the issues they can create in practice

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    Give us a break

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Stephen Pritchett and Lesley Anderson QC look at some of the case law around break clauses in renewal leases, and provide a personal view on a recent county court judgment and the challenges it presents for landlords wishing to develop their properties

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    At your service?

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    The take-up for serviced offices and co-working spaces increased by 150% in 2017, and more growth is predicted. David Manda looks at the hidden legal complexities of these arrangements, and how to advise both owners and occupiers

  • Down to earth - houses in flood water, with japanese knotweed and an oil drum floating by
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    Down to earth

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Caroline May and Courtney Hassall provide a guide to common environmental issues which can affect property transactions, and offer tips for property lawyers to mitigate the risks

  • Mixed use buildings - row of shops with flats above
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    Into the mix

    2019-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Peta Dollar provides an introduction for commercial specialists to acting on the sale or purchase of a property in a mixed-use development

  • Richard Tindall
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    The balance of power

    2019-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Commercial property practitioners will sometimes come across a situation where a transaction is complicated by the insolvency or pending insolvency of a seller. Richard Tindall looks at the application of the lender’s power of sale where a seller is insolvent

  • Amanda Clack
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    Welcome to our house

    2019-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Diversity and inclusion is essential in any organisation, but even more so in real estate, where we work to create a better community and built environment for the next generation. Amanda Clack looks at how you can support diversity and inclusion in your business

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    The best intentions

    2019-03-12T11:05:00Z

    The recent case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel , which hinged on whether the landlord had the intention of redeveloping a property, has significant implications for commercial landlords and tenants. Kate Andrews explains