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Real Estate Update: Spring 2014

April 2014
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Introducing our update on legal topics relevant to the UK real estate industry.

In this Spring issue we cover:

  • REITS – a further boost for the UK’s property investment sector
  • Coventry v Lawrence and its implications for the development of land and rights of light
  • The Great Escape – a salutary lesson for landlords on how not to inadvertently release guarantors from liability
  • Holding over – highlighting the risks that landlords run when tenants hold over for lengthy periods after the end of the lease
  • Landlord triumphs in “magic words” appeal – a lesson for tenants to strictly comply with break clause requirements
  • Three developments to watch
  • Upcoming real estate events


  • Jeremy Clay
    Partner, Managing Partner
    T +44 20 3130 3988
  • Chris Harvey
    T +44 20 3130 3113
  • Andrew Hepner
    T +44 20 3130 3977
  • Caroline Humble
    T +44 20 3130 3328
  • Patricia Jones
    T +44 20 3130 3896
  • Philippa Thomas
    Professional Support Lawyer, (Employed Barrister)
    T +44 20 3130 3742
  • Martin Wright
    T +44 20 3130 3319
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