Welcome to the autumn/winter 2017 edition of Real News, DLA Piper’s quarterly real estate publication. In this edition we cover a range of issues that are currently affecting the Real Estate sector.
We start in the digital world, looking at blockchain and its applicability in the real estate sector. We also highlight some of the opportunities for investors and developers in the private rental sector, and we address the question of whether the sale of residential leaseholds is a feudal scandal or just misunderstood. The recent case of Co-operative Bank Plc v Deutsche Bank AG poses the question of whether a tenant can surrender a lease without the landlord’s lender’s consent, and we also consider neighbourhood planning and the interplay with development sites. Finally, we provide an invaluable guide to writing letters of intent.
We hope you enjoy reading this latest issue and if you would like to find out more about any of the topics covered, please feel free to contact the authors, who will be happy to help.