Possession is nine-tenths of the law goes the old saying. If only it were that easy…the reality is that property transactions can quickly become complicated, and particularly so where commercial property is concerned.
The commercial property arena may be a confusing labyrinth to many. Fortunately not to us.
Bishop and Sewell LLPs commercial property team boasts a wide range of experience in all types of property transactions. The properties concerned have been everything from offices to flats via industrial estates, hotels, leisure, retail and mixed use properties to bare land and development sites.
Our client profile is equally as diverse, comprising individuals, family businesses, companies, owner / occupiers, investors, developers, banks and pension trustees.
Our lawyers have particular expertise in managing development work, including option agreements and conditional contracts. Planning issues, collateral warranties and other construction matters are other areas of speciality that set us so far ahead of our competitors.
In collaboration with our specialist Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Landlord and Tenant colleagues, we are one of the few practices that can truly offer clients a complete one-stop property service.
The Energy Efficient Regulations 2015 will come into force on 1 April 2018. They set out a new minimum energy efficiency standard and require landlords of private rented property in England and Wales to achieve a performance rating of at least ‘E’ on their Energy Performance Certificate. The Regulations only apply to the letting of private… Read more »
Are you ready for full disclosure? On 6 April 2016 the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 came into force. The act seeks to promote a deregulation of ‘Red Tape’ and in relation to UK companies a greater transparency into who actually controls them. This has prompted the introduction of the Persons with Significant… Read more »
Squatters are now targeting commercial buildings following the recent legislative changes that have criminalised the squatting of residential property. Our property litigation team were recently asked for comment by the Financial Times. Please contact partner Shams Rahman for more information.