Green loans >

Green lending is currently under-used in the property sector, but could it be a win-win for real estate developers and banks alike? 

Posted on 12 May 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Church-owned land >

While the Church of England has substantial land holdings, the diversity of legal forms of ownership means that the sale of Church assets can involve a number of individuals and groups in the decision making.

 

Posted on 09 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Social investment in real estate >

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 provides charities with additional powers to make social investments and clarifies the responsibilities of trustees when making such investments. Oliver Hunt outlines the provisions of the Act and its application in the real estate context. 

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Preparing for the end of a lease >

Moving offices can be a stressful time, with most organisations ending one lease almost simultaneously with moving to new premises. Chinonso Denwigwe provides a useful checklist to consider when your lease is coming to an end. 

Posted on 25 Jan 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

All change at the Homes and Communities Agency? >

In March of this year, the government undertook a review of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”). Following this review, the government has recommended that the social housing regulation function of the HCA should be taken on by a separate regulatory body.

Posted on 22 Dec 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Housing associations fail to oust cannabis-growing tenants >

The Court of Appeal recently considered, in two different cases, whether occupiers of housing association properties should be subject to an immediate order for possession or a suspended order for possession (SPO), when in both instances the police had found that the properties were used to cultivate a number of cannabis plants.

Posted on 05 Dec 2016 in BWB Publications Read More >