17 October 2016

How not to prepare CPSEs

Commercial Property Standard Enquiries ("CPSEs") - are pages and pages of questions and replies that are capable of sending even the most ardent insomniacs to sleep.

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26 September 2016

Run Forsters Run!!

On Thursday 25 August Megan Wade, Ed Glass and Anthony Goodmaker from Forsters' Commercial Real Estate team took part in the 8th JLL Property 5k in Regent's Park. On a scorching night, with temperatures just shy of the 30 degree mark, our runners joined over 1000 other property professionals on the course.

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9 June 2016

Mind the gap

Recent delays at the Land Registry in processing applications have posed a tricky question for lenders financing the acquisition of registered real property: on enforcement of an unregistered legal mortgage against an unregistered proprietor, would a lender be able to exercise its power of sale in relation to the legal title?

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16 May 2016

Introducing The Alterations Protocol

Hot on the heels of the snappily named Protocol for Applications for Consent to Assign or Sublet (The Alienation Protocol), a group comprising several eminent QCs and solicitors have developed the similarly concise Protocol for Applications for Consent to Carry Out Alterations (the Alterations Protocol).

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25 April 2016

Trumped! Planning Seminar

Last Wednesday evening, the Planning team welcomed James Maurici QC and Sasha Blackmore of Landmark Chambers, together with 40 external guests, at a seminar to discuss a series of recent cases on the interpretation of planning conditions.

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14 March 2016

PSC register deadline approaching!

Further to my last post on the subject (and to some slippage in the Government's timetable for implementation), the final guidance and draft regulations have recently been published.

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29 February 2016

Residential Management Disputes Seminar

On a cold and frosty February evening the great and the good of the residential property management scene descended on Forsters' offices at 31 Hill Street for the hotly anticipated Residential Management Disputes Seminar.

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25 January 2016

Happy Birthday Robbie Burns!

Forsters took two tables at The Society of Scottish Lawyers in London's Burns Night Supper last Thursday. Hosted at The Brewery on Chiswell Street, a tartan clad throng gathered to celebrate the 257th anniversary of the birth of the Bard of Ayrshire.

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19 January 2016

Residential Development at the Turn of the Year

Well 2015 was a busy, successful, and at times challenging year for the residential property industry.

This is particularly true of the new-build development sector, which has been at the forefront of recent press coverage.

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