Author: Nicky Richmond

The only way is up. Or is it?

by and on for Estates Gazette The article as it appeared in Estates Gazette  There have been quite a few giddy headlines about the new upward extension regulations, part of new permitted development rules coming in on 1 August (the Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020). There have… Continue reading →

COVID-19: And relax. The Land Registry changes its rules.

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It’s rare that the Land Registry does anything which anyone outside the world of property law might want to read about, but today, May 4th, is that day. “Changes to identity verification and signing deeds” is not, you might agree, the snappiest title from GOV.UK but it does what it… Continue reading →

COVID-19 Update

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Brecher is carefully reviewing the Government’s advice on responding to COVID-19. As you would expect, the health of our staff, members and clients is our utmost priority and we are following the guidelines given by Public Health England. Brecher continues to provide its usual service to clients and has taken… Continue reading →

Ten things I hate about you

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Not you personally, you understand, just the you that is sometimes the lawyer on the other side of my real estate finance transaction, not helping. Painful transactions: the very opposite of that famous Tolstoy quote: every happy family is alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way…. Continue reading →

Our Property Finance Team is expanding

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The firm is delighted to announce the arrival of Charles Bezzant (Partner) and Kate George (Partner) together with Penelope Cockburn-Upward (NQ) adding strength and depth to their current team. Charles brings 20 years’ experience of acting on a wide range of real estate and finance aspects of property investment and… Continue reading →

MIPIM 2018 – Plus ça change

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MIPIM. Often derided by people who have never been, who assume that it’s all yachts and champagne, wining and dining, blagging and bragging. After all, there is only one letter between networking and notworking and it’s easy to understand why those who have never been think that notworking is the… Continue reading →