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Reading Between the Lines – when your lease doesn’t tell you everything

Gavin Whitney |

Introduction So you have read your lease from cover to cover and you think you know what it says?  Right? Wrong!  Although the vast majority of the text of the lease will be definitive as to the rights and obligations of the parties, there are some situations where it is necessary to look beyond the […]


Fladgate advises Yoo Capital on its purchase of controlling interest in Shepherds Bush Market, West London

Marc Sosnow, Gavin Whitney, Richard Reuben, Hamilton Forrest, Luke Morris, Eddie Powell, Yulia Leyko, Cem Usten, Fiona Smith, Ian Smith, Alex Taylor, Myckala Jones, Ben Milloy, Ingrid Hesselbo, Eleanor Green |

Fladgate has advised Yoo Capital Fund II, L.P on its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Shepherds Bush Market from U+I Group. The new joint venture will bring about regeneration to Shepherds Bush Market and the adjoining land for mixed-use development. To read more click here


The Code for Covid

Gavin Whitney |

Over the past few years, there has been a desire in Government to encourage the property industry to regulate itself under the veiled threat that it would legislate if this was not done.  In response, RICS have introduced a number of different codes and the most recent are the 2007 ‘Code for Leasing Business Premises’ […]


Covid-19 and Commercial Leases

Gavin Whitney |

No doubt as occupiers of commercial premises, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused numerous issues for you and your business but one of your biggest concerns is likely whether or not you can pay your rent.  The reason why this is a concern is principally due to the remedies that your landlord has if the rent […]


Leases in the time of Coronavirus: Non-payment of rent, forfeiture, CRAR and debt recovery

Gavin Whitney |

No doubt as owners and occupiers of commercial premises, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused numerous issues but one of the biggest concerns is likely whether or not rents are paid. In this article, we will consider the remedies available to a landlord and also look at what action the Government has taken, or which is […]


Brownfield - What does the future hold?

Gavin Whitney |

Through a series of thought leadership and analysis articles, we have discussed issues and opportunities associated with brownfield site development. Examining areas of importance, we have taken a closer look at historical title issues, mitigating risk and dealing with contamination, considerations of planning and obtaining funding. More recently, we have looked at possible uses for […]


Bona Vacantia

Gavin Whitney |

Bone up on Bona Vacantia Introduction It is a well-known fact that lawyers love to use a bit of Latin now and again; it makes us feel clever and superior!  To clients, the use of Latin perhaps implies that something is quaint and old-fashioned and of no interest to them. That may be the case […]


Fladgate sponsored an LPF event: The Big Leisure Debate

Matthew Williams, Gavin Whitney, Stephen Lewis, Nick Wood |

Fladgate was delighted to sponsor the Leisure Property Forum’s Big Leisure Debate at Vue West End, Leicester Square. The past 12 months have seen critical issues impacting the leisure sector – BREXIT, rates increases, wages growth, staff shortages, and technological disruption. Although there have been positives too, with a very high level of cinema admissions, […]


Fladgate advises Fides Properties on the acquisition of Baddow Hospital and Essex Healthcare Park

Gavin Whitney, Stephen Lewis |

Fladgate LLP has advised Fides Properties on their acquisition of the Baddow Hospital and the Essex Healthcare Park in Great Baddow, Chelmsford, from South Eastern Healthcare LLP; Marc Gelbart of Gelmar Properties was the property agent to Fides on the deal. Fides Properties is a boutique advisory service for families and institutions looking to invest […]


Fladgate acts for Equitix on the £47m acquisition of Crickhowell House, Cardiff

Miles Crawford, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Gavin Whitney, Ashleigh Brinklow |

Fladgate are delighted to have acted for leading UK infrastructure investor, Equitix, on the acquisition of Crickhowell House (also known as Tŷ Hywel), Cardiff, which is the administrative offices of the Welsh Assembly.  The property is let in its entirety to The National Assembly for Wales Commission with a term unexpired of 13 years. Lead partner […]


Fladgate acts on acquisition for London Executive Offices

Eddie Powell, Gavin Whitney, Madeleine Holding |

As well as assisting London Executive Offices (LEO) with various asset management matters, Fladgate LLP is delighted to have been able to act on another acquisition for them, this time at One King William Street. LEO already had three floors in the building but has now added two further floors and extended the existing leases so […]


Fladgate completes acquisition for DPR Group Limited

Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have completed the acquisition of a leasehold interest for DPR Group Limited in Commodity Quay, St Katharine’s Dock, London.  DPR are moving their head office from existing premises in International House, also in St Katherine’s Dock. Gavin Whitney, client partner and real estate lead, commented: “This is our first transaction for DPR […]