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SDLT is changing on 1 March 2019

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Despite its receding influence, SDLT is back in the spotlight once again. This time though, it is as a result of a relatively minor change. From 1 March 2019, the period allowed in England and Northern Ireland for filing an SDLT return and paying the tax reduces from 30 to 14 days.


Fladgate advises an off-shore group on a disposal and an acquisition

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Fladgate LLP has advised Parkside Investments Limited, a Jersey company, in connection with the acquisition of a large site in Hendon, north west London, for approximately £9.5m.  The site is used as a motor dealership and servicing centre and is let to Honda Motor Europe Limited.  The site represents a short term investment acquisition with […]


Fladgate advises Patron Capital and APAM on multiple lettings at Arlington Business Park

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Fladgate LLP has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European property investor and its asset management partner and leading real estate adviser APAM, in relation to multiple lettings at Arlington Business Park, Reading. Patron and APAM have agreed the pre-let of the entire building 1240 comprising approximately 34,350 sq. ft. to NTT Security, the UK subsidiary of […]


Airspace leases: property out of thin air

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Introduction It is the desire of almost every property investor to make their assets “sweat” by maximising the income available from them. One way investors achieve this is by granting leases of the airspace above their properties. Investors may, for example, lease the airspace to a developer who can help them improve the density of […]


What a waste: landlords beware!

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Introduction A landowner has been convicted of a criminal offence and given 150 hours of unpaid work and a fine of almost £20,000, all because of waste left at its property by its tenant. Read on to find out how this happened and how you can avoid making the same mistake. The facts Our unfortunate […]


Fladgate advises on KE Hotels' acquisition of Abbey Hotel (Bath) Limited

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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 […]


Restrictive covenants; do they mean I can’t redevelop my property?

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Introduction Developers often identify land that looks good for development on the face of it, only to discover that there are restrictive covenants preventing the land from being developed or used in the way they would like. This can be incredibly frustrating; especially where the restrictive covenants are historic and the interests they seek to […]


Fladgate advises Mindspace on their second London office lease

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Fladgate has advised Mindspace, the international provider and operator of high-quality and design-led co-working workplaces, with the leasing of their second London premises. Earlier last year, Mindspace acquired (by way of a lease) their first premises in London at the Relay Building on Whitechapel High Street – a transaction which was also dealt with by […]


Give me my property back! When you find out somebody else owns “your” property

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The problem A registered proprietor of land owns the legal and beneficial interest to that land. When this principle was conceived it was quipped that “instead of the citizen telling the state who owns the land, the state will henceforth tell the citizen”. You may not consider this troubling on the face of it. However, […]