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This year’s Queen’s Speech outlined the UK Government’s plan to 'level up' opportunities across all parts of the UK, supporting jobs, businesses and economic growth, and addressing the impact of the pandemic on public services.
With non-essential shops now open, the future of the workplace remains at the forefront of employers and employees minds. The emphasis of remote working with limited need to be in the office may pose serious questions on the requirement to retain premium office spaces.
We are delighted to announce that Kennedys Legal Solutions, via our joint law venture partner Legal Solutions LLC, acted on the recent sale of Maxwell House, which was sold enbloc for SGD 276.8 million.
Kennedys has promoted ten lawyers to its partnership. Four of those promoted are based in the UK, with six in the US. Kennedys’ worldwide partner count is now 280.
Further to our earlier article on the impact of drones on the real estate sector, we consider the red tape surrounded by the use of drones and the wider implications on operators and pilots.
We highlight the impacts of Japanese knotweed to buyers, sellers and lenders in UK property transactions arising from the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's 2019 report. We also consider the latest findings released by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) in September 2020 on the international approaches to Japanese knotweed.
Kennedys has relocated its Manchester team to new premises in the city following further expansion in the team. Kennedys opened in Manchester in October 2008 with a team of 12 and in October 2016 the team moved to larger premises in The Tootal buildings.
The government announced on 10 March 2021 that the ban on the use of forfeiture is to be extended for a period of three months to 30 June 2021. Legislation is also being laid to extend the current ban on the use of the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery procedure to 30 June 2021.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP delivered his second budget yesterday which predominantly focused on maintaining, extending and creating new COVID-19 measures. This budget was a response to the pandemic first and foremost and, on that front, it more than delivered. Here, our commercial experts provide an overview of what the measures mean to businesses in a number of critical areas.
The use of drones (UAV’s -Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) has rocketed both commercially and non-commercially and is predicted to grow due to technological advancements which makes them ever more affordable, easier to use and increasingly sophisticated. Here, we look at the impacts drones are having in the real estate market.