The Real Estate sector is dynamic and constantly evolving, reacting to political events and ever-increasing layers of regulation and tax as well as being interwoven with the global economy and fluctuations in currency markets.
This leads to unique challenges and opportunities.
We are one of the biggest Real Estate teams in the UK, seamlessly interacting with colleagues across the business in complementary disciplines such as real estate finance, banking, corporate, construction and tax. We pride ourselves on becoming part of your team, taking time to understand your business and helping to give you the commercial edge. Our Real Estate team comprises over 200 lawyers, providing technically excellent, cost-effective and commercial legal advice.
We are located in all the major cities in the UK and operate under English and Scottish law. Ranked first of all top 20 law firms for quality of our legal advice, we maximise our national footprint to deliver tailored solutions for clients, regardless of their location. Our breadth allows us to provide bespoke solutions and advise clients across an expanding number of asset classes within the sector.
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Co-living has been around for many years in different guises, as many developments have common facilities, sometimes as simple as a shared garden. More recently, and perhaps as a result of the ongoing struggles the younger generation faces in getting onto the property ladder, the emphasis has shifted to a focus on embedding 'community' aspects into these developments.
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Melanie Williams, head of the real estate sector at global legal business, DWF, comments on the latest IHS MARKIT / CIPS UK Construction PMI figures for June.
Phil Dunn, senior associate in the Real Estate team at global legal business DWF, comments on the CMA's enquiry into the leasehold housing market and service charge regimes.
Melanie Williams, head of the real estate sector at global legal business DWF, comments on the ONS UK House Price Index figures for April.
Welcome back to our series of articles on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Build-to-Rent (BTR). In our previous edition we discussed the current political landscape and recent changes to legislation which have been impacting on the PRS and BTR markets. In this edition, we will cover some examples of legal pitfalls and how to protect long term investment strategies.
Welcome back to our series of articles on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Build-to-Rent (BTR). In our previous edition we discussed the BTR market and the products being made available. In this edition, we will cover the current political sentiments and some examples of areas where extra care is needed.
Welcome to the first of our series of articles on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Build-to-Rent (BTR).