Considering the future of housing
We have the resource and in-depth knowledge to provide cost effective solutions from complex high value transactions to volume property management, through the full cycle of a residential development, addressing both non-contentious and contentious matters.
Our highly experienced, dedicated team of over 70 lawyers act for all 12 of the UK's leading housebuilders, as well as many emerging residential companies. We have centres of excellence in Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle.
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In a property sale, a contract race occurs when there is more than one prospective buyer and the seller wants to issue contracts to each of them. This may happen when selling freehold or leasehold interests or granting a lease. If you are a seller…
A familiar headache for housebuilders is a delayed exchange owing to the unavailability of signatories. Could the real estate industry be close to unlocking this by moving to electronic signatures? Our view is that until there is further…
Robert Lee, Head of Residential at DAC Beachcroft, looks at the macro trends shaping homes of the future.
The risk of a TVG application being made in respect of land which a developer has set its sights on has long been a cause for concern for landowners and house builders.
The fictional character Brian Aldridge in The Archers recently got into hot water over waste that had been dumped by a long since disappeared tenant, but this also serves as a real life warning. The Environment Agency is calling on landlords to be…
The Court of Appeal has found that landowners may be liable to pay damages if Japanese knotweed (including the plant, or its roots or rhizomes) encroaches from their property onto neighbouring land.
A sobering reminder for house builders to consider why they are bidding for a site has been issued by the High Court.
Since April 2014 any landlord wishing to seize its tenant's goods against the value of any rent arrears has had to rely on CRAR, the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery regime, which replaced the old law of distraint.
Increasingly I am hearing the sentiment that it's the most exciting time to be in housebuilding; possibly for the last thirty years. What's behind these enthusiastic views? Those on my list have been emerging over the last few years, but…
The reasons for changing suppliers are many and varied but there are a few points to consider before taking action.