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Lending Secured by Second Charges is Reportedly on the Rise

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Lending secured by second charges is reportedly on the rise and has potential benefits for borrowers who want to raise additional capital without losing their existing deals.


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Behind the wall - The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure

Thursday, 29 October 2015

In The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd [2015] EWHC 2556 (Ch) the court decided the fate of a Banksy, and set out some wider lessons for tenants hoping to cash in on unexpected windfalls.


Articles & Blogs Property Litigation Real Estate

Attention Landlords - Additional Hurdles to Serving Possession Notices

Thursday, 01 October 2015

On 1 October 2015, legislation came into effect which imposed a number of additional obligations on landlords renting out property to residential tenants under an Assured Shorthold Tenacy ('AST').


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ESOS compliance - With the deadline looming, how can we help you?

Monday, 14 September 2015

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is an energy assessment scheme which aims to encourage greater energy efficiency amongst businesses.


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Four Months to Comply with ESOS - Is your organisation ready?

Friday, 07 August 2015

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is an energy assessment scheme which aims to encourage greater energy efficiency amongst large organisations.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Clive Read Gives His Views on the Property Market

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

New real estate partner at VWV talks about the property market, his career and his recent move to VWV.


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A slice of the equity?

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

Allowing someone into a property without clear documents is always a risk. This is apparent from the recent Court of Appeal case of Southwell v Blackburn (2014).


Articles & Blogs Charities Real Estate

Assets of Community Value - Beware the Dangers

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

The Localism Act 2011 gave parish councils and community groups the right to apply to the Local Authority for property to be designated as an asset of community value (ACV).


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Explainer - investigating title to a property

Monday, 12 September 2016

When buying an interest in land, the general (and somewhat clichéd) starting position is 'caveat emptor' - let the buyer beware.

Explainer - investigating title to a property

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Explainer - Service Charge Top Tips

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

For commercial tenants, service charge budgets can often be a source of surprise. What should tenants look out for? This article gives some service charge top tips.


Articles & Blogs Property Litigation Real Estate

5 Issues for Tenants to Consider at the End of a Lease

Thursday, 27 April 2017

We often get asked "What do I need to do before my lease ends?"

5 Issues for Tenants to Consider at the End of a Lease

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Brexit - the Potential Implications of Leaving the European Union for the Real Estate Sector

Friday, 24 June 2016

The vote to leave the European Union will not have an immediate legal impact on the Real Estate sector, as individual nations have continued to operate separate systems of land law


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Commercial Leases: Traps for the Unwary

Monday, 22 June 2015

For a tenant, entering into a new commercial lease is an important step. The rent alone is usually a big financial commitment, but there are often other issues in the lease that can be an expensive trap for the unwary.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Court of Appeal Decision has Highlighted the Issues Faced in Joint Party Property Agreements

Friday, 03 June 2016

In 2005, Dr Laditi signed a purchase agreement for an apartment at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster. He signed the contract in his own name and on behalf of his wife without her authority


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Court of Appeal Upholds Reduced Affordable Housing Contributions from Small Sites

Friday, 13 May 2016

The Court of Appeal has found in favour of the Secretary of State and overturned the High Court judgment in West Berkshire & another v Secretary of State