Publications

Maples Teesdale advises Castleforge Partners in relation to one of Nationwide Building Society’s last commercial real estate loans

31st December 1969

Maples Teesdale advises Castleforge Partners in relation to a financing with Santander

31st December 1969

Maples Teesdale advises Castleforge Partners in relation to a financing with Santander

The Real eState with Peter Bill

13th December 2016

Peter Bill, author of Planet Property and former editor of Estates Gazette, shares his predictions on a contrarian New Year.

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Maples Teesdale Winter Newsletter 2016

01st December 2016

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The Real eState with Peter Bill

15th November 2016

Peter Bill, author of Planet Property and former editor of Estates Gazette, shares his views on the US Presidential elections

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Adverse effect of Break Clause on Rent - Britel Fund Trustees Limited v B&Q plc

07th November 2016

This unreported county court case from earlier this year is notable because of the stark contrast it draws between the market rental value of a lease containing a landlord’s break clause and an identical lease without the break.

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The Real eState with Peter Bill

12th October 2016

Peter Bill, shares his views on the Garden Bridge project as well as the planned HQ move by Land Securities

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Maples Teesdale Lex 100 Winner

11th October 2016

Maples Teesdale has been announced as a winner in the Client Contact category of the 2016/17 Lex 100 survey of over 3,000 trainees at 173 law firms across the UK

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October 2016 - Toxic rentcharge warning

04th October 2016

Morgoed Estates Limited and others v Lawton and others [2016] UKUT 395 (TCC) In the nineteenth century, rentcharges were popular with landowners as a way of earning additional money from the sale of land for housing. Freehold land sold to developers would be accompanied by a liability under a rentcharge to make fixed annual monetary payments in perpetuity to the original landowner.

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Deliveroo Sales and Turnover Rents for Restaurants

28th September 2016

Some restaurants are now making up to 90% of their sales through UK food delivery services such as UberEats or JustEat. This phenomenon mirrors the rapid development in recent years around internet sales for bricks and mortar shops via “click + collect” services.

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The Real eState with Peter Bill

14th September 2016

Peter Bill, author of Planet Property shares his views on the planned £4 billion Palace of Westminster refurbishment

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Toxic conditional break clauses (again)

31st August 2016

Riverside Park Limited v NHS Property Services Limited 2016 EWHC 1313 (Ch) Yet again the courts have highlighted the dangers of conditional break clauses in leases. Break clauses subject to pre-conditions are toxic. No tenant should ever agree to one. In this case, a lease contained a tenant’s right to break subject to the pre-condition that it give “vacant possession” of the premises.

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The Real eState with Peter Bill

16th August 2016

In his latest column for Maples Teesdale , Peter Bill shares his views on Chinese investment, housing and summer reading.

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Restrictive covenants – no building scheme

03rd August 2016

Birdlip Limited v Hunter [2016] EWCA Civ 603 In this case, Mr and Mrs Hunter owned a house in Gerrards Cross next door to a house owned by Birdlip Limited. Both plots were subject to a restrictive covenant not to build more than two dwellings on the combined site

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The Real eState with Peter Bill

13th July 2016

In his latest column for Maples Teesdale, Peter Bill provides his post-Brexit take on what our sector needs to do.

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Mortgage Express v Lambert 2016 EWCA Civ 555

06th July 2016

In this case, Laura Lambert sold her leasehold flat in Maidstone to two fraudsters. They had bamboozled Ms Lambert into selling the flat for £30,000 when, in fact, it was worth in the region of £120,000.

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The Real eState with Peter Bill

16th June 2016

In his latest column for Maples Teesdale, Peter Bill describes his vision of the Wonderland of residential development.

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Balancing the interests of landlord and tenant?

15th June 2016

Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation [2016] EWHC 1075 (Ch) In this case, Timothy Taylor Ltd, the upmarket art gallery, was (and still is) the tenant of the ground floor and basement of a five-storey building in Carlos Place in the heart of London’s Mayfair. The remainder of the building was used as apartments.

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Case Report: SoS for Communities and Local Government v West Berkshire DC and Reading BC [2016] EWCA Civ 441

07th June 2016

We discuss the implications of this recent Court of Appeal decision for the exemption from Section 106 affordable housing and other tariff-based contributions for smaller residential developments.

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Queens’s Speech 2016

07th June 2016

On 18th May 2016 the Queen delivered her annual speech announcing further proposals for new planning legislation, the most significant being the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill. We discuss the key proposals in this Bill.

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