Real Estate Bulletin - September 2018

Real Estate Bulletin - September 2018

Real Estate Bulletin - September 2018

Welcome to the September 2018 edition of the real estate bulletin - an e-bulletin from the Real Estate group at Stevens & Bolton LLP.

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  1. Retail: Pop ups

    Rebecca Walker and Helen Wheddon provide some insight and expertise to retailers on the risk and rewards of trading by way of a ‘pop up’ store in their recent article published in FashionCapital. Read more

  2. "Smash and grab" adjudications and the right to adjudicate the "true value" - a significant change in approach by the TCC

    Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited [2018] EWHC 123 (TCC) In what is likely to be his last substantial judgment in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) before his elevation to the Court of Appeal,  Coulson J handed down a... Read more
  3. Landlord's consent to assign

    Landlord's consent to assign - the landlord's decision must be reasonable, but not necessarily all the reasons   Landlords considering tenant applications for consent to assign, underlet, charge or part with possession are generally subject to... Read more
  4. UK government publishes draft legislation to identify overseas beneficial owners of UK property

    Two years ago David Cameron announced plans to introduce a register of overseas entities owning UK land (the Register), with the objective of identifying and recording overseas entities who transact in UK real estate to prevent and combat those entities... Read more
  5. Proposed register of beneficial owners of overseas companies and other legal entities

    How it may affect property transactions in England and Wales   Who needs to know about these proposals? overseas companies and other legal entities that own or are intending to acquire UK property; and anyone dealing with such overseas... Read more
  6. Purchaser considerations when buying property from a company in administration

    Partner and Co-Head of the Restructuring & Insolvency practice at Stevens & Bolton LLP, Tim Carter, has recently contributed a practice note to LexisNexis which looks at the practical considerations purchasers should bear in mind when buying real... Read more
  7. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

    Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) apply to both residential and commercial properties but the two regimes are different - this briefing covers commercial properties, described by the regulations as “non-domestic” properties. What is... Read more
  8. MEESly claims? What do Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) mean for dilapidations claims for commercial property?

    Landlords and tenants have been preparing to navigate the MEES regulations for some time, but since the regulations now apply to all new leases landlords and tenants can expect arguments about the MEES obligations to form part of the discussion over dilapidations at the end of the lease.

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  9. Contaminated Land

    The Contaminated Land Regime applies to all land, regardless of use. It can affect owners, occupiers, developers and lenders. Liability under the legislation is retrospective as well as prospective. Local authorities have a duty to continue to inspect their... Read more
  10. A guide to successful development: Easements

    Easements which have not been properly investigated or understood have the capacity to sterilise development of land.  This note explains briefly what easements are, examines why they might be important to a developer and considers what can be done... Read more
  11. Disputes: Know your client

    For those with a Prime Resi subscription, Naomi Campbell looks at the effects a recent Court of Appeal ruling on property fraud will have on estate agents, particularly those involved in acting for purchasers in conveyancing transactions. Read more

  12. Real estate advice

    Stephen Rockhill is a regular contributor to The Times and Sunday Times. For those of you with a subscription to The Times his insights include answers to the questions:

    Can you claim for loss of light? - Read more

    Can’t safely back out of your driveway? - Read more

  13. For your diary

    We’re excited to announce two upcoming events in November, so feel free to save the dates and further details will be made available closer to the time.

    Real Estate Development Workshop
    22 November

    One Great George Street, London

    CPD Seminar
    29 November

    Harbour Hotel, Guildford

  14. Lawyer in the spotlight

    Ben Willis, who has recently joined our Construction team as a Managing Associate after 10 years at Womble Bond Dickinson, gives us an insight into his life outside law…

    If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?
    When I was young I really wanted to be a palaeontologist. I always fancied going round the world digging up dinosaurs!

    What was the last book you read and would you recommend it?
    Total Competition: Lessons in Strategy from Formula One by Ross Brawn and Adam Parr. A fascinating insight into F1 and wider lessons which apply to all of us in business.

    What luxury item would you take with you to a desert island?
    My wetsuit. Being a bit of a triathlete, I would definitely try and swim back to civilisation. Or end up as shark food.

    Which film star would play you in a movie about your life?
    If I’d gone down the palaeontology route, Harrison Ford as dinosaur digging equivalent to Indiana Jones!

    Where haven’t you been in the world that you would most like to visit?
    Costa Rica. It seemingly has everything – volcanos, two oceans, rainforest, wildlife.

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