Our market-leading experts can advise on every aspect of the real estate sector
Our Real Estate group is a UK leader, providing a full range of legal services to national and international clients. We have strength and depth of experience, with a team of around 200 lawyers.
In a resurgent office development market, we have been advising on many of the commercial projects currently underway, including several high profile City schemes.
We are working on developing and launching an increasing number of new property funds.
We have been taking a leading role in helping listed property companies convert to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS).
In addition, we are undertaking an increasing amount of European cross-border work.
We also continue to undertake a very high level of transactional work. Unlike some law firms, we offer a full range of property legal services and advise on sales and purchases, development and asset management work. To provide an effective service, we have invested heavily in project management and processes, often involving specialist IT infrastructure.
We work for real estate clients around the world. To ensure a seamless European service, we have strong relationships with other law firms, notably August & Debouzy in France and GSK Stockmann + Kollegen in Germany.
Landlord ordered to repay apportioned rent after break date
A landlord has been ordered to repay an apportioned amount of rent and
other sums paid by a tenant in advance under a pre-condition to a break
option. The tenant had served a break notice, to bring the lease to an
end mid-quarter. View full briefing
The Government published legislation at the end of last week that will relax the rules on when planning permission is needed for change of use. View full briefing
PAIFs - where are we going?
The Government introduced tax breaks for UK property funds in 2008. It has taken five years for the industry to start responding. Now we are seeing authorised investment funds being launched as property authorised investment funds (PAIFs). Why the delay? Market conditions have played a large part in the lack of action. However, there are still practical and tax issues to be resolved. View full briefing
Latest edition of QuarterDay
Quarter Day Issue 93
Permissible margins and contributory negligence: valuers and lenders battle it out; Transforming bailiff action: a shake-up leaving landlords in distress; Civil litigation costs: dramatic reforms are on their way; Legal advice privilege and without prejudice: when can they be relied on?; Beware: pre-let agreements are not automatically enforceable against successors in title; Disclaimer: surety required to take new lease following disclaimer View full briefing