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Keep talking, keep exploring

Keep talking, keep exploring

Sally Morris-Smith is a partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft and a specialist in mixed-use developments. She considers how local authoriti ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Commercial Leases – to forfeit or not to forfeit?

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Commercial Leases – to forfeit or not to forfeit?

Landlords should be cautious when deciding whether to forfeit a lease following a tenant breaching its obligations in the lease. Taking back possessio ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - The Debenhams CVA Challenge

Real Estate Tip of the Week - The Debenhams CVA Challenge

Judgment has very recently been handed down regarding the challenge to the Debenhams CVA, providing some long-awaited judicial guidance to certain asp ...

Proptech in the office

Proptech in the office

Increasing demands are being placed on our office space. Beyond the need to be conducive to working, it also needs to attract and retain talent, provi ...

Homes of the Future

Homes of the Future

In this short collection of views, we consider the trends that will shape housing in the mid 21st century. Demographic shifts, new technology – includ ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: Heads of Terms – Proceed at speed. Repent at leisure

Housebuilder Top Tip: Heads of Terms – Proceed at speed. Repent at leisure

The High Court delivered a sobering reminder in June of this year in respect of the need for parties to be clear as to their intentions with regard to ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: A “Heads Up” on Heads of Terms

Real Estate Tip of the Week: A “Heads Up” on Heads of Terms

Heads of terms (“HOTs”) are commonly produced at the outset of property transactions. They often set out the parties’ agreement in principle on key co ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Beware of Interim Rent Pitfalls

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Beware of Interim Rent Pitfalls

In cases where market rents have fallen below the current passing rent, it is essential for landlords to consider the implications of interim rent whe ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: To Repair or Improve – What are the Tax Implications?

Real Estate Tip of the Week: To Repair or Improve – What are the Tax Implications?

The concepts of “repairs” and “improvements” are treated differently for tax purposes and so it is important that property owners take this into accou ...

Planning conditions: no longer fit for purpose?

Planning conditions: no longer fit for purpose?

The number of young adults living with their parents continues to grow; only 200,000 new homes were built last year against a target of 300,000; the p ...