Commercial Property

Features and opinion

  • Richard Tindall

    The balance of power


    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

    Welcome to our house


    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

  • Scheme of works being kicked out of court

    The best intentions


    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

  • Warren Gordon

    Taking charge


    From April, new regulatory requirements for service charges for commercial property will come into force. Warren Gordon outlines the changes, and what they mean for existing leases

  • Twilight zone - seller insolvency - sun setting over a house in four stages

    The twilight zone


    Practitioners acting for purchasers in commercial property transactions face a challenge around finding out if the seller is insolvent. Amanda Eilledge explains the situation and proposes a potentially controversial solution

  • Living on the edge risk

    Clawback in property transactions: what could go possibly wrong?


    John de Waal QC offers a sneak peek into Hardwicke chambers’ new book on risk and negligence, by revealing tips on how to avoid risk in property transactions relating to overage.

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CLLS updates commercial development management agreement


The City of London Law Society has launched the second edition of its development management agreement (with ancillary asset management services)

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IFRS 16 and its impact on real estate leases


A change introduced on 1 January 2019, makes significant changes to lease accounting for affected commercial tenants, which is likely to influence the length of leases taken by tenants in future and impact tenants’ earnings and liabilities, with consequential effect on covenant tests


CMA releases guidance on land agreements


The Competition and Markets Authority has released new guidance, ‘Land agreements and competition: dos and don’ts’, designed to help businesses to check their land agreements to comply with competition law.

The case for liberty

Law Society publishes interim informative and case summary on Dreamvar


The case gives rise to a number of difficult practical and legal issues, which require careful and detailed consideration. We continue to consider the complex implications of the judgment for commercial and residential property transactions. The interim informative offers steps you can take now

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Seminar: Risk and negligence in property transactions (19 September, Leeds)


Join this inclusive seminar to find out how you can avoid the common problems and pitfalls for property practitioners.

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Webinar: Capital allowances - supporting your clients (OnDemand)


Capital allowances is the hidden expenditure in commercial property.

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