Welcome to the winter edition of Hill Dickinson’s real estate newsletter, which we hope you will find of interest.
As we approach the deadline for overseas entities holding UK land to register on the new Register of Overseas Entities, we include two articles setting out the current position on this new regime.
Also in this edition, Afsor Ullah from our London office provides an introduction to Islamic finance, Helen Evans and Thomas Broughton from our Real Estate Litigation team explain how the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 criminalises trespassing in certain cases, and Rebecca Wakefield from our Healthcare property team considers the approval process for NHS primary care leases.
We also share some exciting news concerning the Hill Dickinson real estate team.
Finally, we are delighted to reveal the dates for our spring real estate update tour in March 2023.
If you have any queries relating to the issues raised in this newsletter, please contact the relevant author, or your usual Hill Dickinson contact.
Final call for overseas entities: Clock is ticking for unregistered overseas entities
Less than three weeks remain before the registration deadline to the Register of Overseas Entities on 31 January 2023…
We have lift-off – the new register of overseas entities holding UK land and property is now open for business!
Further to our previous article Action required NOW by all foreign companies and other overseas entities that own or acquire UK land and property, the commencement order for Part 1 of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 has now been made. As of today (1 August 2022), the new Register of Overseas Entities (ROE) is now live and open for business!
An introduction to Islamic finance
Islamic finance expert Afsor Ullah provides a brief introduction to Islamic finance and some of the key concepts underpinning the fast-growing means of financial support.
Trespassers can now be prosecuted
To deter trespassing on to land, a landowner would often erect signage stating ‘trespassers will be prosecuted’. However, those with legal knowledge know that trespass was, in fact, a civil wrong and not a criminal offence, meaning trespassers could not be prosecuted.
NHS Lease approval for primary care
For those in the primary care sector who have an entitlement to NHS rent reimbursement, under the Premises Costs Directions 2013, it is important to understand the necessary steps for gaining NHS England’s approval of a lease…
Hill Dickinson real estate team news
Hill Dickinson adds Commercial Real Estate team to fast-growing Leeds office
Hill Dickinson has boosted its service offering in Leeds with the addition of a Commercial Real Estate team. The latest addition builds on the firm’s appointment 12 months ago of a new, Leeds-based, Corporate team as it continues the expansion of its business advisory services into Yorkshire and across the North. Read more…
Hill Dickinson boosts London Real Estate team with hire of partner Alastair Moss
Law firm Hill Dickinson has announced the hire of partner Alastair Moss as it starts the year by boosting the firm’s fast-growing Real Estate team in London under practice head Jim Garton. Read more…
Hill Dickinson advises Liverpool School of Tropical medicine on £ multi-million acquisition of Accelerator building from NHS trust
Commercial law firm Hill Dickinson recently advised Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) on the multi-million pound purchase of a key life science building in the city’s health campus. The deal completed on 29 November 2022. Read more…
Save the date!
We are excited to be planning our spring real estate update seminars.
The autumn series in October 2022 saw a welcome return to live events in our offices, combined with a virtual event for those who are not within easy reach of a Hill Dickinson office. This format will be retained for the spring series.
We are currently finalising the details of speakers and topics, but these are the relevant dates for your diary:
- Wednesday 15 March – London
- Wednesday 22 March – Liverpool
- Thursday 23 March – online
- Wednesday 29 March – Manchester
Keep an eye on your inbox over the coming weeks for your invitation.
Details will also be posted on our events page.
For further information, please contact:
Bill Chandler, Hill Dickinson