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These are interesting times for anyone involved in commercial or residential space, whether they are a funder, developer, occupier or investor.
The most serious downturn in recent memory has provided a significant challenge for many of our clients. We can help you to seize opportunities and manage your assets in these difficult economic times. Our lawyers can provide creative solutions to your real estate requirements and help ensure that your real estate is working hard for you. We can advise you on all of the legal aspects through the life cycle of your real estate assets.
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Alterations to commercial premises: are you at risk?By Alice Bainton, James Corbett
Commercial tenants often need to carry out fit-out or other works to premises, but despite the restrictions in many commercial leases, the legal paperwork is sometimes ignored. This is a mistake. Getting the paperwork wrong, or ignoring it altogether, can hand a weapon to the landlord and could lead to protracted and expensive disputes down the line, sometimes involving extra remedial works, “unfair” rental uplifts, damages and - in drastic cases - forfeiture of the lease itself.
Framework agreementsBy Clare Reddy, Owen Williams
Framework agreements offer a potential solution as contracting authorities attempt to minimise the impact of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 on their business. In this inbrief, Clare Reddy and Owen Williams discuss the framework agreement and where and when they should be used.
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Area of law: Real Estate13rd June 2013, 08:00am - 10:00am, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL
Confusion over benefits puts shelters in jeopardyBy Simon Bagg
In an Inside Housing article, Simon Bagg discusses the news that a number of councils are reviewing their policies on providing housing benefit funding to night shelters because of a legal ruling concerning the definition of a ‘home’.
Many of the shelters rely on housing benefit for income and may be forced to close if it is withdrawn.