Real Estate Matters - Winter 2012

27 Nov 2012

Welcome to the Winter edition of the Collyer Bristow Real Estate E-Newsletter providing update and comment on issues and developments that affect the world of Real Estate and those doing business in it.

With our developer clients in mind, this edition discusses overage clauses, the perils of rights to park and building contract delay. In recent years, the housebuilding sector has endured difficult times and still faces uncertainty due to continued lack of lending, upheavals in the planning system and Government spending reviews. In these challenging times, housebuilders need advisers who are ahead of the game, combining expertise with a pragmatic approach. Housebuilding and regeneration are key strengths of ours and we are pleased again to be recognised by Legal 500 as "increasingly strong in acting for residential developers".

For our investor clients we look at the increased risk of commercial properties being "squatted", landlords enforcing against tenants in administration and the good news from Hosebay on protecting commercial freeholds from enfranchisement. Our Real Estate Disputes team, led by Michael Grace, praised by Chambers & Partners for his "collaborative and proactive" approach, are highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of real estate disputes and their swift and effective resolution: essential for any property investor.

During the autumn Legal 500 has again rated Collyer Bristow's "absolutely excellent" Real Estate team as a "class performer" and we are pleased to welcome Rory Macpherson (Commercial Real Estate) and Paul Henson (Real Estate Disputes) to the team as Senior Associates.

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