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Real Estate Development

Our development lawyers bring together the full range of our real estate experience and knowledge, working closely with our client to help plan and deliver the project.

We work with public and private sector clients – some familiar with the development process, some not - on regeneration schemes, mixed use developments and one off projects, from cradle to grave. We advise on aspects such as:

  • agreements with investors, purchasers and tenants
  • avoiding and resolving disputes
  • construction issues, from demolition and construction through to dealing with defects
  • funding, both debt and equity
  • identifying procedural requirements and traps
  • interim revenue-producing arrangements pending start on site
  • issues that might affect development, including cost or timing, such as rights of light, sewers, restrictive covenants
  • management of the property following construction
  • obtaining vacant possession
  • planning issues and the negotiation of planning and highway agreements
  • public procurement
  • site assembly and any overage arrangements on acquisition
  • tax implications and efficient ownership structures/joint ventures

 

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CDM 2015: Who is the Principal Designer?

01 August 2017

By now, everyone is familiar with The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”). However, there still seems to be confusion as to who should fulfil the role of the Principal Designer (“PD”).

JCT 2016 D&B Contract - insolvency and termination - Session 5

11 July 2017

Autumn 2016 saw the launch of the new edition of the popular JCT Design and Build contract. The changes go further than bringing the contract up to date and some minor tweaking. Doing what you have always done may land you in hot water. Our JCT Series has been overhauled to reflect the revised contracts and we look forward to discussing the current issues with you.

Lewis Silkin delighted to be associated with long standing client Sager House (Almeida) Limited

20 June 2017

Lewis Silkin is delighted to be associated with long standing client Sager House (Almeida) Limited (a joint venture between the Sager Group of companies and US investment fund Cain Hoy) in providing legal services for the delivery of a major mixed use development of the former North London Post Sorting Office off Upper Street, Islington.

JCT 2016 D&B Defects - Session 4

09 May 2017

Autumn 2016 saw the launch of the new edition of the popular JCT Design and Build contract. The changes go further than bringing the contract up to date and some minor tweaking. Doing what you have always done may land you in hot water. Our JCT Series has been overhauled to reflect the revised contracts and we look forward to discussing the current issues with you.

More than just a stadium…

22 March 2017

However it’s done, whether being rebuilt from scratch (Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal), expanded (Liverpool) or converted from other uses (West Ham, Manchester City), one thing for certain is that football stadiums are big business. In this article, we explore some of the current projects and highlight some of the hot topics surrounding these cathedrals of the national game.

Beware of copyright when considering existing planning permission

02 March 2017

The recent judgment in Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd & Anor is an excellent example of the application of copyright in a planning and building context.

JCT 2016 D&B Delay - Session 3

28 February 2017

Autumn 2016 saw the launch of the new edition of the popular JCT Design and Build contract. The changes go further than bringing the contract up to date and some minor tweaking. Doing what you have always done may land you in hot water. Our JCT Series has been overhauled to reflect the revised contracts and we look forward to discussing the current issues with you.

JCT 2016 D&B Payments and Insurance - Session 2

17 January 2017

Autumn 2016 saw the launch of the new edition of the popular JCT Design and Build contract. The changes go further than bringing the contract up to date and some minor tweaking. Doing what you have always done may land you in hot water. Our JCT Series has been overhauled to reflect the revised contracts and we look forward to discussing the current issues with you.

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