When the architect gets carried away

18 April 2018

What do you do when your architect designs something that is way beyond your budget? That was the issue in the recent case of Riva Properties v Foster + Partners. Oliver Tobin reports. A recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has considered the scope of an architect’s duty of care, specifically in […]

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Fladgate advises Strawberry Star on acquisition of 6.9 acre development site in Luton

16 April 2018

Fladgate LLP has advised London residential developer Strawberry Star on the acquisition of a 6.9 acre development site in Luton. The site has the benefit of planning permission for a mixed-use scheme, including 685 new homes together with a 200-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities, a medical and wellness centre and public realm improvements. The […]

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F&B legalities

4 April 2018

Concessions, or F&B, sales remain a critical revenue-source for cinemas, and continue as both a dynamic and evolving marketplace. Indeed, may things yet turn full-circle, with outside concessionaries reoccupying traditional cinema lobby-space? With this prospect ever in mind, Fladgate LLP’s Gavin Whitney offers a reminder of some of the legalities governing the use of foyer-space […]

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The line between truth and lies

26 March 2018

A recent case has highlighted the importance of updating a buyer or tenant with information received in between issuing replies to enquiries and entering into contracts. The case In First Tower Trustees Ltd and another v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd [2017] EWHC B6 (Ch), the High Court considered a misrepresentation claim brought by a commercial […]

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Fladgate advises London & Regional on Hilton Park Lane refinancing

22 March 2018

Fladgate LLP has acted for London & Regional on the finance aspects of the refinancing of the Hilton, Park Lane. The hotel is Hilton’s flagship in London, opening in 1963. The 28 storey hotel includes a Michelin starred restaurant, Galvin at Windows on the top floor. The refinancing was by way of a senior facility […]

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Top tips for tenants: Repairs

5 March 2018

When a tenant decides to take a lease of new premises they are usually eager to get the deal “done and dusted”. Having been in contact with an agent throughout negotiations it’s usually second nature for the deal to be passed to a tenant’s lawyers with instructions “to get the deal done ASAP”. A well […]

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2018 forecast for the hotel industry

26 February 2018

A number of the agents who are active in the hotel industry have published market reviews of 2017 and indicated their views on the trajectory of the market this year. Some common items emerged: RevPAR growth in 2017 of over 4% was supported by weak sterling which reduced costs for overseas visitors and discouraged foreign […]

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1 April 2018: an important day for more than just April Fools

23 February 2018

April Fool’s Day 2018 will not just see the arrival of exceptionally crazy headlines in the tabloid press, but also the introduction of new rules governing the provision of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). EPCs are already a feature of the residential market, and will from 1 April 2018 also begin having a substantial impact upon […]

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KE Hotels acquires Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited

20 February 2018

Fladgate LLP has advised KE Hotels on the acquisition of the Abbey Hotel, Bath through the purchase of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited from The Kaleidoscope Collection. The team also advised on the financing aspects of the transaction which involved a facility for the acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited and one for the refinance of […]

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Sale of Fulham Wine Rooms

16 February 2018

Fladgate’s leisure team has advised on the sale of the Fulham Wine Rooms (by way of premium lease assignment) on behalf of existing client Investhor Limited to The Little Door Fulham Limited.   The venue will now be closed for refurbishment/ conversion works before opening as a new cocktail bar venue. The team was led by […]

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