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Shoosmiths has advised Hewlett Packard on a new lease of 68,000sq ft of Grade A office space in the City of London, at 1 Aldermanbury Square.
A new protocol for applications for consent to assign or sublet has been drafted to apply to commercial property in England and Wales.
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
There has been concern for some years that a low EPC rating may prevent a commercial property in England and Wales from being let in the future.
Shoosmiths has expanded its real estate offering with the hire of four senior lawyers in Manchester: Ruth Clare, Sam Grange, Garry King and Alison Howarth.
If a landlord grants a licence allowing its tenant to assign its lease, but a deed of assignment is never completed, what is the status of the proposed assignee if it goes into occupation?
The government introduced draft legislation in January 2015 to prevent the use of reductions of capital by target companies using takeover schemes of arrangement.
Shoosmiths has advised Consilia Investments on its co-investment with members of the target’s management, into a newco and the company’s subsequent acquisition of Allied Textiles from Chamonix Private Equity.
Shoosmiths advises property consultants GBR Phoenix Beard on its acquisition of Optic Asset Management.
This article considers market trends that have developed over the last 12 months, as well as developments in law and regulation which will continue to impact lenders in the year ahead.
In the past five years planning promotion agreements – also known as land promotion agreements – have become popular with both landowners and developers as an alternative to option agreements.
The Scottish Government has announced revised rates for residential properties under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).
Will the new possession powers for ASB still allow orders against a tenant who is not the perpetrator?
When seeking a possession order due to antisocial behaviour, landlords rely on discretionary ground 2 Housing Act 1985 or ground 14 Housing Act 1988, depending on the type of landlord.
The importance of companies being able to freely advertise their fees or discounts has again been highlighted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
We want to obtain a closure order and then use the new absolute ground for possession under the ASBCPA 2014. Does the tenancy agreement have to state the new ground before we can do this?
Service of a formal notice to complete in a plot purchase should not be entered into lightly — there are cost implications and practical considerations.
Shoosmiths has advised real-estate investment trust McKay Securities on the acquisition of a £8.75m mixed-use leisure scheme in Woking.
Shoosmiths has advised family-backed private equity firm Prowting Investments on the strategic investment in bespoke property developer Bargate Homes.
Lenders should take note of key changes to the Scottish land registration system on 8 December 2014.
Shoosmiths has advised client Citygrove Securities and subsidiary Albemarle Developments on the major redevelopment in Telford’s town centre.