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  • 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.
  • Business rates on properties which are being renovated

    propertycommercial propertyproperty development

    Date: 28 April 2017

    Marcus Francis considers a recent case in which the Supreme Court decided that stripped-out office developments should not be liable to business rates.
  • Disposing Charity Property? Don’t get caught out

    propertycommercial propertycharities

    Date: 10 April 2017

    Anna Zatouroff, a commercial property senior associate at FSP, outlines the statutory duties for charity trustees before a charity disposes of its property.
  • Changes to Court Fees in March 2017

    dispute resolutionproperty

    Date: 23 February 2017

    Alexandra Dennis, Associate in the Property Disputes Team at FSP, summarises the changes to court fees which come into force next month and the consequences of those changes.
  • New “super depot” for Whistl

    propertycommercial propertyproperty developmentconstruction

    Date: 10 February 2017

    Marcus Francis, head of commercial property at FSP, has recently acted for Whistl UK Limited (the second largest postal operator in the UK) on their lease of a 225,000 square foot distribution warehouse in Bolton.
  • AirBnB may cause you to lose sleep

    propertycommercial propertyresidential propertyproperty disputes

    Date: 25 January 2017

    The exponential growth of AirBnB is a shining example of the so-called “sharing economy”. Afolabi Tayo from our commercial property team considers the potential perils that hosts may encounter whilst using this service.
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