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  1. Reading’s regional magnetism
    18 Jan, 2019
    Reading’s regional magnetism
    David Thomas, Partner at Thames Valley-based property consultancy, Vail Williams LLP, looks at the growing popularity of Reading town centre, both for employers and employees. If you think of mass urbanisation, you may hark back to geography lessons at school and your mind may conjure up examples of the rapidly developing cities and economies of, say, Beijing, Delhi or Mexico City. Yet something equally significant is happening right here in the Thames Valley, specifically around Reading.
  2. Forfeiture: the right of re-entry
    18 Jan, 2019
    Forfeiture: the right of re-entry
    Forfeiture or the “right of re-entry” is a landlord’s right to end a lease in the event of a breach by the tenant. Gemma Tolmie, Senior Associate - Commercial Litigation at BrookStreet des Roches provides an overview of how and when the right arises in commercial leases, the procedure to be followed, relief available to the tenant and what the landlord can do following forfeiture. When can a landlord forfeit the lease? A landlord can only forfeit a lease if it contains a forfeiture clause.
  3. The importance of landlords’ intentions
    14 Jan, 2019
    The importance of landlords’ intentions
    The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited (2018). In this much anticipated judgment, the Supreme Court determined that a landlord cannot oppose a renewal of a tenant’s lease pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the 1954 act”) on the basis that it has developed a scheme of works to be carried out solely for the purpose of securing possession. Simeon Fenn, senior associate - real estate litigation at  BrookStreet des
  4. Science and high tech surges on
    07 Jan, 2019
    Science and high tech surges on
    Demand for high tech workplaces is defying the gloom about Brexit according to Scott Harkness from Carter Jonas. But he said Brexit remains a major concern. Mr Harkness, head of commercial at the property consultancy, sponsor of our Oxford Social events, has given his thoughts on the commercial property market in 2019, picking out critical growth sectors, regions and his predictions. He writes: “Life sciences will continue to be a critical growth sector for the UK and substantial steps have

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