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Time to act on conflicts of interest in property, study warns

by on for Property Week

Belinda Solomon, Partner in our Real Estate Practice, has served as a source for a recently-published landmark study by the University of Leeds. The study, the first of its kind, investigated the spread and consequences of conflicts of interest to advise the provision of commercial property agents acting on both… Continue reading →

MIPIM Diaries #2

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The Budget did not go down well in Cannes, reports Brecher’s Nicky Richmond in her latest missive from MIPIM… Its like a stag party, said the client, but with business cards… It seems incredible but only it’s only a day a half since I arrived and it already feels like I’ve been here… Continue reading →

MIPIM Diaries #1

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Hosting a breakfast for bankers in a venue that doesn’t take reservations? What could possibly go wrong, says Nicky Richmond in her first dispatch from Europe’s biggest property fair… I ought to get a badge for long service. This is my 20th year on the MIPIM merry-go-round and I wonder each year… Continue reading →

Section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925: the potted guide

by on for Estates Gazette

Jonathan Seitler QC of Wilberforce Chambers recommends commercial real estate partner, Belinda Solomon as a leading practitioner with regards to the law relating to Section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925 – the ability to modify or discharge restrictive covenants. Please click here to read Jonathan Seitler QC’s potted guide… Continue reading →

Lender completes £3m bridge for offshore firm in 4 days

by on for Bridging and Commercial

Century Capital took just four days to complete a £3m first charge bridging loan for a company based in the British Virgin Islands.  Working on the deal Brecher fully vetted the offshore company’s multi-layered management and ownership structure as well as confirmation of its funding. Click here to read the full… Continue reading →

PDR extension brings confusion

by on for Estates Gazette

Making office-to-residential permitted development rights permanent creates fresh uncertainty for lenders and insurers Developers up and down the land were breathing a sigh of relief after the announcement on 13 October 2015 of the government’s intention to extend office-to-residential permitted development rights. Insurers, meanwhile, were not quite so quick to… Continue reading →