Briefings

UK Supreme Court – No More Building Castles in the Sky

19 December 2018

In one of the most eagerly awaited property decisions of the year, the UK Supreme Court has held that a landlord cannot rely on a scheme of works specifically designed to force a tenant to vacate its premises in order to circumvent the tenant’s right of renewal. Our latest briefing, authored by Dev Desai and Tom Bumstead, discusses the details of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd.

The future is all Reit

24 September 2018

Mohammed Kamal and Amy Jones take a look at the Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) landscape in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) and the wider GCC.

Ground rent transactions in commercial real estate

10 September 2018

In our new briefing, Tom Jarvis and Hetan Ganatra discuss the increasingly common ground rent transactions and the practical benefits this transaction may have on real estate owners and companies.

Preventing operation of the prevention principle?

6 August 2018

How does the recent Court of Appeal judgment in North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd affect the prevention principle in English law? The case is an important confirmation of the effect of concurrent delay on an employer's ability to levy damages for late completion.

“Setting” Settled?

27 July 2018

How does the recent UK Court of Appeal decision to overturn the High Court's interpretation of "setting" affect future planning judgements of a listed building?

Are account of profits available where tenant hosts are in breach of lease?

25 July 2018

Dev Desai and Thomas Bumstead examine a recent New Zealand tribunal decision regarding the use of premises for Airbnb hosting for LexisNexis.