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

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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

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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

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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 →

Bad vibrations: Navigating nuisance construction claims

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What rights do neighbours have when construction gets noisy and troublesome? Jonathan Pawlowski, construction litigation partner at Brecher Solicitors reports. The London skyline is constantly evolving, with tired old buildings being replaced by ever more adventurous skyscrapers redefining the City’s visual identity. These new structures are often marmite, but we soon fall in… Continue reading →

If neighbours go to war then their house prices fall through the floor

Try to stop arguments over the fence escalating, says Felicity Hannah. They could cost far more than you think Nuisance neighbours can make life miserable. Whether it’s a dispute over boundaries, shared access to driveways or anti-social noise, falling out with next door can make home life stressful. If it… Continue reading →