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  • The merits of Making Concessions

    propertycommercial propertyhomepage

    Date: 15 February 2018

    Here are tips from commercial property partner Michael Higgin on the things to think about when showcasing and selling goods within another retailer’s store space.
  • DEFRA changes to Water Abstraction exemptions

    propertyrenewable energy and environmentfarming and estatesregulatory law licensing

    Date: 26 January 2018

    From the 1st January 2018 you may need to apply for a Water Abstraction licence where such abstraction has previously been exempt.
  • Subsidy Payments "Guaranteed" until 2022

    propertyrenewable energy and environmentfarming and estates

    Date: 18 January 2018

    Gove announces that the Government will not amend the current subsidy payment scheme before the next election date.
  • Pilot Scheme for Unopposed Business Lease Renewals

    dispute resolutionpropertycommercial property

    Date: 17 January 2018

    Alexandra Dennis, Associate in the Property Disputes Team at FSP, discusses a new pilot scheme which is likely to signal a change for unopposed business lease renewal claims.
  • Using restrictive covenants to secure payments – caution advised

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 22 December 2017

    The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has the discretion to discharge or modify restrictive covenants on specified grounds. The case of Barter Re Ivy House offers an interesting insight into the treatment by the Tribunal of recently imposed covenants.
  • Agricultural lawyer joins FSP’s real estate team

    propertycommercial propertyfarming and estatesstrategic land

    Date: 19 October 2017

    FSP are delighted to welcome Hazel Eccles to their real estate team.
  • Modification of restrictive covenant unlocks land for development

    propertycommercial propertyresidential propertyproperty disputes

    Date: 19 October 2017

    Becky Powell, a trainee solicitor in the Commercial Property team, considers a recent decision of the Upper Tribunal to modify a restrictive covenant under a rarely successful statutory ground.
  • FSP’s annual property seminar

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 18 October 2017

    FSP’s real estate team in conjunction with Ridge Property and Construction Consultants and Pegasus Group welcomed over 130 attendees to the Green Park conference centre on 12th October.
  • FSP’s annual property seminar

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 22 September 2017

    This year’s property seminar has already set record attendance figures with over 100 people having registered so far.
  • Buying stolen property – some cautionary tales

    propertycommercial propertyresidential propertyproperty disputes

    Date: 15 September 2017

    A recent purchase of a used car from a seller who had no right to sell it has re-ignited the debate concerning good faith, stolen goods, and title, as Afolabi Tayo explains.
  • Senior lawyers join FSP’s real estate team

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 11 September 2017

    FSP are delighted to welcome two senior lawyers to their real estate team which is already the largest such team in Reading.
  • FSP handles headquarters disposal for US biotech business

    propertyconstructionproperty developmentcommercial property

    Date: 05 September 2017

    FSP has just completed the sale of Unither House in Chertsey for United Therapeutics who develop and produce treatments for patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions.
  • Vacant possession and the break clause

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 22 June 2017

    Catherine Ramsbottom, a trainee in the Commercial Property team, considers a decision of the High Court examining the tenant’s failure to give vacant possession on the exercise of its break clause.
  • FSP acquire new offices for BDO

    propertycommercial propertyproperty development

    Date: 22 May 2017

    FSP have just acquired new offices for professional services firm BDO in 12th floor of the newly extended Thames Tower in Reading.
  • FSP advises funder lending to Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

    propertycommercial propertyconstructionbanking and finance

    Date: 08 May 2017

    Santander Corporate and Commercial Division have provided a new £7.4m facility to fund the complete refurbishment of legacy RAF buildings on their globally-important science park.
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