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One Silk Road Property Development & Investment

One Silk Road Property Development & Investment brings together professionals operating in the property arena, encompaassing a range of skills and services, including property development, architecture and interior design, legal services, banking and finance and marketing consultancy. The latest brochure is available to view online here and if you would like to join this growing […]

Don’t become a liability

With the EU-phoria of the World Cup journey dissipating and the long and twisting road leading to Brexit ahead, Tony Sampson Consultant Solicitor and Insolvency Practitioner at Keystone Law issues a timely warning about the importance of keeping on top of cashflow in what could be turbulent seas ahead. The benefits of being a director […]

Continental Drift

Now that Article 50 has finally been triggered, consultant solicitor, Tony Houghton, examines the likely impact in the commercial property field.   Some tenants may wish to relocate from UK Plc and walk away from their leasehold obligations, either by service of a tenant’s “break” clause on notice or allowing the lease of their shop […]

Don’t keep it under your hat

Property Companies and LLPs: is your Register of People with Significant Control up to date? Don’t despair – help is at hand. Bryan Rickman is a consultant solicitor with Keystone Law specialising in company law, and he provides a useful reminder of the requirements in his PSC Regime Guide. This summarises the main definitions (including PSCs […]

Extending Residential Leases

Although central London agents are reporting that prices in the prime areas are “softening”, flats and houses there, and indeed across much of the South East, remain expensive. An often neglected and misunderstood way of adding value to a leasehold property can be by acquiring a lease extension but as so often in real estate […]

A Commercial Property Journey

Tony Houghton considers some of the current issues facing business owners wanting to acquire UK commercial space and draws on the experience of Rob Martin (who runs London-based RMA DESIGN), one of his long-term clients. Even though it is now the site of a ventilation shaft for Crossrail, number 9 Fareham Street, in the heart of […]