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Conditional Contracts

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Senior Associate Richard Howes from our London Real Estate team looks at some of the key terms of conditional contracts from a development perspective:

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Royds Withy King advises digital media company Hybrid on an investment from private equity firm LDC

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Bristol-headquartered digital media company Hybrid has secured an investment from mid-market private equity firm LDC which will support its existing management team to grow and develop the business organically and explore targeted acquisitions.

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Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the retail and hospitality sectors?

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Contributing authors: Kate Benefer

Recently published research suggests that hospitality salaries have increased by 18% compared to last year, with retail salaries also showing a noteworthy 10% rise.

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Landlord and tenant debt recovery during the pandemic

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There may still be restrictions on forfeiting leases for non-payment of rent, but the courts have said that this is no bar on suing for the money.

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The biggest inward investment challenges in the UK real estate market

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Contributing authors: Richard Howes

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Partner David Paxton, and Senior Associate Richard Howes address some of the legal challenges currently faced by inward investors into the UK real estate market.

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Why charities now need to be extra careful when selling land

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Real Estate Partner Peter Foskett examines the recent relaxation of some of the current restrictions relating to the disposal of land by charities.

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Debenhams: the end of an era

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Seeing the pictures of different Debenhams stores around the country closing their doors for the very last time has saddened me this week.

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Major shift in retailer landlord relations on way

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The government has set out its eagerly awaited roadmap to re-opening a locked-down country. Shops and hairdressers together with outdoor hospitality will reopen from 12 April, with all restrictions hopefully removed by 21 June.

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What’s in a deal? Debenhams acquisition explained

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Contributing authors: Tim Gofton and Stephen Welfare

So Boohoo has acquired the Debenhams brand but not its stores or workforce; what does that actually mean for the future of their employees, other High Street brands and the wider retail sector?

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Leasehold reform – how does this affect retirement housing?

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The biggest reforms to property law for 40 years have been announced following the publication of proposed reforms for leasehold properties by the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick.

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Bat boxes and boreholes – how a wildlife survey blocked a housing development

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In a case keenly watched by the agricultural sector, a planned housing development on a farm in south Wales may not be able to proceed due to the developer being unable to undertake wildlife surveys. A ruling that has significant implications for both landowners and agricultural tenants.

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Situation critical: Intu’s woes tell us that retail landlords desperately need Government support

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Following the news that Intu is close to administration, Vicky Hernandez from our specialist Retail team looks at what this might mean for commercial landlords in the sector as well as the future of the high street.

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