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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Posted in Real Estate News

Wait before waiving

When a tenant leases equipment from third parties for use in their premises or enters into hire-purchase arrangements, the finance/ leasing companies often ask the landlord to waive their rights over such equipment.  Tenants can put great pressure on landlords to sign waiver letters urgently, claiming that without them they will not be able to

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Hogan Lovells Hosts ‘Openings and Closures’ Retail Summit

Last week saw the launch of the Local Data Company’s third ‘Openings and Closures’ report at an event hosted by Hogan Lovells. Matthew Hopkinson of LDC gave a presentation on the report’s findings which was followed by a panel discussion chaired by Samantha Fenwick, a reporter with You and Yours – BBC Radio 4’s consumer

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Ready, Steady, Bid!

London is a seller’s market.  Many are looking to maximise the price they can achieve by adopting a more formal bid process, particularly for high profile assets such as the former Canadian Embassy last year and, currently, the Gherkin. The benefit of such a process to the seller is clear, but for prospective buyers it

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The Occupier Whisperer

Dion Panambalana lifts the lid on the top tips he is giving to office tenants – useful for a savvy investor keen to plot occupiers’ next moves. Now that the leasing market is back in central London for office occupiers, here are the top five issues I would suggest tenants consider on a major office

Posted in Case Updates

Repeat guarantees back in the headlines

In the latest round of litigation on the vexatious issue of repeat guarantees, the Court of Appeal reached a sensible, commercial decision in Tindall Cobham 1 Limited v Adda Hotels [2014].  You will remember that repeat guarantees require the same guarantor to guarantee successive tenants. They were seen as a practical solution for both landlord