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News / How to mitigate potential issues when returning to work in let commercial properties

21-08-2020 / Real Estate

Shops may not be able to accommodate the government’s guidance on working safely during the pandemic in practical terms.

How to mitigate potential issues when returning to work in let commercial properties

Insights / Planning law in revision

24-07-2020 / Real Estate

Boris Johnson recently announced that he would introduce the most radical planning changes since the Second World War. The government followed that announcement with the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 (T&CPUA) which creates new use classes in relation to England which comes into effect on 1 September 2020.

Planning law in revision

Insights / A Higher Form of Realty – Beyond the Sale and 5MLD

20-07-2020 / Real Estate

On 29 March 2018, the Treasury Committee launched an inquiry into Economic Crime including the examination of two areas where a risk of money laundering had been identified — property and company formation.

A Higher Form of Realty – Beyond the Sale and 5MLD

Insights / Temporary Relief for Tenants in Singapore during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 1

17-07-2020 / Real Estate

It is impossible to exaggerate the significance of landlord and tenant law in Singapore. The steady accretion of land to ultimate Government ownership since the passing of the Land Acquisition Act in 1966 has inevitably reduced the amount of land held in fee simple.

Temporary Relief for Tenants in Singapore during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 1

Insights / Tax-free threshold for Land Transaction Tax increases for house purchases in Wales

16-07-2020 / Real Estate

It was announced this week that the tax-free threshold for Land Transaction Tax (“LTT”) will increase from £180,000 to £250,000 for house purchases in Wales from 27 July 2020 until 31 March 2021.

Tax-free threshold for Land Transaction Tax increases for house purchases in Wales

Insights / Tenant alterations - A word of warning from the supreme court

14-05-2020 / Real Estate

The very recent Supreme Court case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2020] UKSC 18, provides a stark reminder to landlords and tenants to carefully review the terms of the lease when a request for consent to make alterations is made by a tenant.

Tenant alterations - A word of warning from the supreme court

News / Landlords of tenanted residential properties: new energy efficiency regulations are now in force which you cannot ignore

13-05-2020 / Real Estate

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (‘MEES’) came into force early 2018, and applies to domestic private rented property. They are designed to encourage landlords and property owners to improve energy efficiency standards and set a minimum to those standards.

Landlords of tenanted residential properties: new energy efficiency regulations are now in force which you cannot ignore

News / Q&A: Commercial rents and the Coronavirus Act 2020

01-05-2020 / Real Estate

Prior to Covid-19, the high street was already going through a fairly tough time and so the arrival of the global pandemic is nothing short of catastrophic. Commercial tenants are understandably seeking ways in which to survive these times; which inevitably leads to discussions with landlords in respect of the rents payable under the lease. We consider some of the common questions asked by clients in this respect.

Q&A: Commercial rents and the Coronavirus Act 2020

News / Commercial rent arrears, forfeiture and the Coronavirus Act 2020

31-03-2020 / Real Estate

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the Act) received royal assent on 25 March 2020 and is now law. This new legislation followed the government’s earlier press release which confirmed that “Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of the coronavirus will be protected from eviction” [our emphasis].

Commercial rent arrears, forfeiture and the Coronavirus Act 2020

News / Settlement at mediation – handle with care

24-12-2019 / Real Estate

In June 2019, David Quinn, a Managing Associate in our Property Litigation team, acted for the successful Claimants in the High Court case of Abberley and others v Abberley (2019) EWHC 1564 (Ch).

Settlement at mediation – handle with care

News / Anti-Money laundering in the Real Estate Industry: Can we learn from the financial services experience?

09-07-2019 / Real Estate

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (‘AML’) regulations have increased compliance costs and regulatory scrutiny in the past four years with no less than three European Directives published since 2015. The scopes of the first regulations were originally focused on financial services but were extended to other sectors including the real estate industry. Penalties have already been imposed on a number of agents. How can estate agents mitigate their regulatory risk? This note explores the regulatory landscape in the Real Estate industry, then uses the lessons learnt for the financial services industry to explore the possibility to implement a real estate solution.

Anti-Money laundering in the Real Estate Industry: Can we learn from the financial services experience?

News / Ince Gordon Dadds and Hotel Property UK hosts Beds over Sheds breakfast seminar

10-05-2019 / Real Estate

On Tuesday 30th April, Ince Gordon Dadds LLP were delighted to welcome 70 guests to a ‘Beds over Sheds/ breakfast seminar at our Aldgate Tower office.

Ince Gordon Dadds and Hotel Property UK hosts Beds over Sheds breakfast seminar

News / Raising capital from real estate sale and leasebacks as an alternative to debt financing

18-03-2019 / Real Estate

This article compares sale and leasebacks and debt financing from the perspective of a corporate occupier seeking to raise capital from their real estate assetsnbsp

Raising capital from real estate sale and leasebacks as an alternative to debt financing

News / Raising capital from real estate: sale and leasebacks as an alternative to debt financing

18-03-2019 / Real Estate

This article compares sale and leasebacks and debt financing from the perspective of a corporate occupier seeking to raise capital from their real estate assets.

Raising capital from real estate: sale and leasebacks as an alternative to debt financing

News / Considerations when buying a property through the purchase of a company

09-07-2018 / Real Estate

Where UK real estate is owned by a company and that company wishes to dispose of it, buyers can, in certain circumstances, choose between acquiring 100 of the shares in the company from its shareholders or buying the property outright from the company One of the main advantages of structuring a real estate transaction so that a buyer acquires the shares in the company is that the buyer can realise significant tax savings

Considerations when buying a property through the purchase of a company

News / UK Government to implement a register of beneficial owners of overseas entities that own UK real estate

24-04-2018 / Real Estate

In April 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched a call for evidence seeking views on proposals to introduce a new register showing who owns and controls overseas companies and other legal entities that own UK property. The response to the call for evidence has now been published and sets out how the Government plans to implement the register.

UK Government to implement a register of beneficial owners of overseas entities that own UK real estate

News / Landlords and Tenants take note: the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations affect all commercial and residential lettings from 1 April 2018

04-04-2018 / Real Estate

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”) and will apply to private rented commercial and residential premises from 1 April 2018.

Landlords and Tenants take note: the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations affect all commercial and residential lettings from 1 April 2018

News / Ince Gordon Dadds advise on £31m purchase of petrol station/convenience store portfolio

21-12-2017 / Real Estate

We have recently completed a transaction advising on the purchase of a portfolio of 14 convenience stores and petrol filling stations for just under £31m.

Ince Gordon Dadds advise on £31m purchase of petrol station/convenience store portfolio

News / Estate agents must look out for money laundering – Alex Ktorides’ article in Mortgage Finance Gazette

13-09-2017 / Real Estate

Following new anti-money laundering law, estate agents now have to scrutinise house buyers’ finances to make sure they are not buying property with dirty money. But the legislation was rushed through and there is concern that estate agents are not fully aware of their responsibilities. Alex Ktorides, partner at Ince Gordon Dadds, explains

 Estate agents must look out for money laundering – Alex Ktorides’ article in Mortgage Finance Gazette

News / Mediation today – settlement or structural failure? – Adrian Bingham’s article in The Law Society Gazette

09-01-2017 / Real Estate

Adrian Bingham's article was first published by The Law Society Gazette on 21 December 2016 Legal practitioners are increasingly impervious to the arts of mediation – but it can achieve remarkable results

Mediation today – settlement or structural failure? – Adrian Bingham’s article in The Law Society Gazette

News / Look out: Ian Chappell's Article in Property Briefing

18-12-2015 / Real Estate

This article was first published in Haysmacintyre's Autumn 2015 Property Briefing When objects fall off buildings causing damage or injury, the liability faced by the property owner (and its insurer) can potentially be significant. There are, of course, many reasons why masonry or cladding, bits of steel or glazing might fall from a building and usually expert investigation will be able to show why it happened. The courts then decide (with the assistance of the parties’ lawyers) who is liable for the loss and damage by establishing whether a contractual and/or other duty of care was owed, who owed it and whether there was a failure in that duty.

Look out: Ian Chappell's Article in Property Briefing

News / Insurance Act 2015 in Practice

01-12-2015 / Real Estate

The Insurance Act 2015, coming into force August 2016, will significantly alter the relationship between the insurer and the commercial insured.

Insurance Act 2015 in Practice

News / Residential Landlords: Does your tenant have the "right to rent"?

27-10-2015 / Real Estate

As from 1 February 2016 all private landlords in England will have to check that any new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property (“the right to rent”).

Residential Landlords: Does your tenant have the "right to rent"?

News / Leasehold Enfranchisement: Freeholders Beware!

10-08-2015 / Real Estate

Do you own the freehold of a block of flats? Do you own a building with two or more flats in it? If you answered yes to either question, is there a head lease in place between you as freeholder and the tenants of the individual flats? If the answer is yes again, you may be at risk of losing a potentially valuable asset.

Leasehold Enfranchisement: Freeholders Beware!

News / Summer 2015 Budget – Impact on non UK Domiciles & UK Residential Property

09-07-2015 / Real Estate

Ending Non-Dom Tax Status With effect from 6 April 2017 a non-domiciled individual who has been resident in the UK in 15 of the previous 20 tax years will be deemed domiciled in the UK for all tax purposes. The change effectively brings to an end the “non-dom” tax status for these “longer term” residents.  The option of paying tax on foreign income and gains on the remittance basis will no longer be available.

 Summer 2015 Budget – Impact on non UK Domiciles & UK Residential Property

News / Property Alert: Landlords and "Heat Suppliers" Caught by the Amended "Heat Network Regulations"

10-06-2015 / Real Estate

Landlords of multi-let buildings who supply heat, hot water or cooling through a communal system may be bound by the obligations imposed by the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 as amended by Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Amendment Regulations 2015.

Property Alert: Landlords and "Heat Suppliers" Caught by the Amended "Heat Network Regulations"

News / Buying the Freehold of your Apartment Block

02-12-2013 / Real Estate

Tenants of long lease flats in apartment blocks have the right to get together and buy the freehold from the current owner This process is known as collective enfranchisement However, the cost of doing so may just have risen, following a recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Cravecrest Ltd v Duke of Grosvenor and Vowden Investments Ltd

Buying the Freehold of your Apartment Block

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