The future of electronically signed property deals

History in the making  In today’s digital world, there is an increasing demand for convenient methods of entering into legally binding real estate transaction documents. Just this past week, history has been made in the UK with the completion of the first electronically signed real estate transfer which did not require a witness.  How was…

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New register of overseas property owners fast-tracked by UK in response to the war in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has presented significant political and humanitarian challenges for Western governments; not least of all in terms of how to respond. The NATO countries have been careful to avoid military escalation beyond Ukraine’s borders and countries have provided varying degrees and forms of support to Ukraine. Perhaps the most unified response has…

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How technology is giving lawyers the edge on advising in real estate

One of the key differences between Newmanor Law and mainstream law firms is that we actively embrace new ways of working and, in particular, the use of technology.  For many firms, technology is a threat to their fee income because doing deals quickly reduces chargeable hours which translates to smaller bills.  At Newmanor Law, our…

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Ransom strips needn’t develop into a legal headache

The idea of someone owning a small piece of land and thereby holding a large property development to ransom will most likely strike fear into the heads and hearts of property developers. However, despite their intimidating name, ‘ransom strips’ need not be the problem they are deemed to be by many. What are ransom strips?…

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Calling time on the chargeable hour

When we set up Newmanor Law, we had a plan to shake up the commercial real estate market by embracing a new business model that puts the client at the centre of everything we do. And the best step any law firm can take to align with its clients is to abandon the billable hour.…

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Everybody needs good NABERS

New Zealand and Australia have led the way in a lot of PropTech and Law Tech, they are also now leading the way with the launch of a new energy efficiency rating scheme for UK office buildings with NABERS UK. NABERS is already well established in Australia but was launched in the UK in October…

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Explaining Heads of Terms and their growing importance

Explaining Heads of Terms and their growing importance (Part one) 16 February 2021/Blog When we set up Newmanor Law, we not only wanted to be a specialist real estate law firm that did things differently, with agreed fixed pricing for our expertise, but a firm committed to delivering on our promises. It is this dedication…

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Beds and sheds in London – the future is bright

Will developments combining industrial and residential uses become a common feature throughout London? London needs 66,000 new homes a year. With online retailers such as Next promising next day delivery for an annual fee of less than £20, logistics companies need more space to sort and deliver parcels 24/7. Lockdowns 1, 2 and 3 are…

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