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EG 25-01-19

News articles on the BTR sector growing, and repurposing failing retail parks for resi or logisticsPlus a must read interview of Reza Merchant, the charismatic founder of The Collective - https://www.thecollective.com the coolest place to stay in London (I’ve stayed at the Canary Wharf one a few times and bumped into him in the gym!). Co-living, combining high spec but small living quarters
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EG 18-01-20

EG 18-01-20p.49 Excellent article on the effect of putting in a document that a party will act ‘in good faith’ and the unwillingness of the courts to imply a duty of good faith (unlike continental legal systems). So long as parties do not break any contract terms they are fee to act in their own self interest in performing it, in the absence of an express duty of good faith.p.51Asbestos is responsible
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EG 11-01-20

EG 11-01-20P.29 Can failing retail parks be resurrected as industrial parks? Examines Prologis' proposed  change of a retail park to a logistics or click & collect hubs to satisfy pent-up demands, and predicts a flood of similar conversions!p.51 Planning and development issues to look out for. Outlines the main problems overlooked - restrictive covenants, public rights of way, rights to light,
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EG 04-01-20

2020 Visionsp.51 Predictions of the year ahead - appeal cases coming up on - what are the formalities for a valid deed (not a forgery), what creates a periodic tenancy, what constitutes occupation at the end of a lease for security of tenure, more on Ground (f), contacting out notices, telecoms code, restrictive covenants, rights of light & to privacy, etcp.54 what’s coming in 2020 in planning
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EG 14-12-19

P.63 How the Grinch stole legal. Light hearted review of the important cases of the year, Franses, Feam v Tate, EMA,Smailes, etc etc.p.66 Dilapidations claims are increasing in volume as leases are not being renewed and properties repurposed. Good outline of the procedure, how it is calculated and the statutory cap. Also considers the difference in different jurisdictions in the UK, ‘suppression’,
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EG 7-12-19

P.15 'Corbyn clauses' are being inserted ‘everywhere’ in contracts, development site deals, allowing buyers to pull out if Jezza wins Thursday’s vote-off! But many are not signing till after.p.29 Have you heard of ‘Cloud kitchens’ a new asset class - they provide the offsite cooking for restaurants and also for deliveroo and just eat businesses. Landlords are set to make a lot of money by
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EG 30-11-19

Big part of this week’s EG on work-life balance. One in 4 property professionals have considered suicide!! Poor workplace culture, long hours, and a profit/timesheet culture? Sound familiar? If so, read this edition. Astonishingly, 70% of property professionals have experienced mental health issues…p.71 How employers should best look after the mental wellbeing of their employees.p.73 Mental Capacity
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EG 23-11-19

p.23 Another article about the differences between English and Scottish law, this time litigation. Completely different language and structure of litigation. I must read if you are a property litigator who have clients who have a property portfolio in Scotland.p.67 sex establishment licenses – lapdancing to you, breaches of condition of the license, what happens if you lose the license, is there
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EG 16-11-19

P.49 Mortgages and Lending in Scotland compared to England & Wales. Interesting article showing the huge differences in the law of mortgage up north, where there is a standard set of mortgage clauses ’standard security’ incorporated by statute into every mortgage,  some of which can be varied and some which cannot. The terms used are different, there is 21 day companies house registration
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EG 9-11-19

Palindromic EG date! 9-11-19P.36 Co-living is the next new thing, but there are planning issues to overcome, but it is something to look out for. I've stayed at The Collective in Canary Wharf and it is an amazing concept (if you can cope with the noise of the DLR rumbling past)!p.53 Pt 2 of the differences between Scottish & English law, commercial leases. Everything is different in Scotland,
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