National law firm Freeths has advised Glenbrook on the development and funding package of a £140m residential development in Whitehall Riverside in Leeds, aiming to deliver 500 new homes. Property specialist Glenbrook is leading the development of the Whitehill Riverside scheme, with completion expected in April 2026. Designed for rental occupancy, the development consists of […]
Residential Reflections Each quarter, we ask our experts in the Residential Conveyancing team to reflect on an interesting piece of news, work or a case within their sector. In this edition of the Residential Newsletter, we consider restrictive covenants:- Title registers at the Land Registry contain hundreds of thousands of restrictive covenants (i.e. contracts made […]
On 8 October 2021, the government published revised draft legislation on the residential property developer tax (RPDT), which is to apply from 1 April 2022. An exemption from RPDT has quite rightly been introduced for non-profit housing companies, which are defined as non-profit registered providers of social housing and their wholly owned subsidiaries. RPs do […]
Residential Newsletter – Summer 2021 Holiday lettings and planning permission With staycations at an all-time high, demand for holiday cottages or homes away from home have outstripped supply in certain areas of the UK. Property owners may be considering how to tap into the UK holiday letting market. One key factor to bear in mind […]
Meet the team: Julie Sims, Senior Associate How long have you worked at Freeths and why did you decide to join the firm? I have worked at the firm now for almost two years, having left my previous firm where I worked for almost 13 years. Freeths has always had such a great reputation so, […]
Meet the Team: Maxine Endicott How long have you worked at Freeths and why did you decide to join this firm? I’ve worked here for one and a half years. I relocated to Oxfordshire with my husband in 2017 and was drawn to Freeths because it has a very well established local reputation in Oxford […]
Meet the Team: Kristal Dales How long have you worked in the Residential team at Freeths and why did you decide to join this firm? After spending four years at a local firm, I recently re-joined Freeths having previously qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer at Henmans Freeth (formerly Henmans) in 2013. I have now worked […]
Combustible Cladding – the Costs By Kristal Dales On 14 June 2017, 72 people paid the ultimate price for living in a building encased in combustible cladding. The catastrophic fire that broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower brought the risks of occupying cladded buildings, in the private and public sector, into sharp focus. In […]
Meet the Team: Rebecca Maeers How long have you worked at Freeths and why did you decide to join this firm? Five and a half years. I previously worked at a leading Derby firm but jumped at the chance to join Freeths purely because of the reputation. Why did you choose to specialise in Residential […]
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