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  1. The importance of landlords’ intentions
    14 Jan, 2019
    The importance of landlords’ intentions
    The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited (2018). In this much anticipated judgment, the Supreme Court determined that a landlord cannot oppose a renewal of a tenant’s lease pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the 1954 act”) on the basis that it has developed a scheme of works to be carried out solely for the purpose of securing possession. Simeon Fenn, senior associate - real estate litigation at  BrookStreet des
  2. Science and high tech surges on
    07 Jan, 2019
    Science and high tech surges on
    Demand for high tech workplaces is defying the gloom about Brexit according to Scott Harkness from Carter Jonas. But he said Brexit remains a major concern. Mr Harkness, head of commercial at the property consultancy, sponsor of our Oxford Social events, has given his thoughts on the commercial property market in 2019, picking out critical growth sectors, regions and his predictions. He writes: “Life sciences will continue to be a critical growth sector for the UK and substantial steps have
  3. High hopes for deals at Basing View
    07 Jan, 2019
    High hopes for deals at Basing View
    Significant office lettings could be in the pipeline at the latest new building in Basing View among a number of developments at the 65-acre business park in Basingstoke. Basing View has teamed up with Thames Tap to become one of our Valley Voices and the newest scheme unveiled there is the Florence Building (pictured below), a 65,000 sq ft development by Abstract Securities which completed this summer and is being marketed by Savills and Rare. Project director Kate Dean said: “I understand
  4. Slough businesses cautiously optimistic about 2019 prospects
    07 Jan, 2019
    Slough businesses cautiously optimistic about 2019 prospects
    Paul Lewis, regional director for new Thames Tap partner Segro plc, has managed Slough Trading Estate for more than 18 years. He explains the reasons he is cautiously optimistic for 2019. Last year was a good one for businesses on the Slough Trading Estate. More than 350 enterprises of every size are based here, working across diverse sectors – from automotive and IT, to food production and pharmaceuticals. They range from small start ups to global leaders – housing a rich mix of talent and

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