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04 Apr 2022 Value of UK’s biggest serviced office providers’ property portfolio only drops by £1.4bn in 2020/21

David Rawlence, Associate at Boodle Hatfield says: “Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the office sector during COVID, the serviced office sector is leaving the pandemic in a healthy state with a consensus that a hybrid working model will see the sector continue to grow.”

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04 Jan 2022 239 football pitches worth of office space lost in past year

In the Financial Times, Associate, David Rawlence reflects on how Coronavirus has shaken up the commercial property landscape, resulting in substantial quantities of office space being put out of use, which has been particularly evident in smaller cities and outer London suburbs.

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21 Jun 2021 Moving to a flexible office post-lockdown? Remember these legal and practical points

Real Estate Associate, David Rawlence is joined by Beth Hampson, Commercial Director at The Argyll Club to co-author an article for The European Business Review on the key points to consider when selecting and negotiating a new office space provider.

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19 Apr 2021 Value of UK’s biggest serviced office providers’ property portfolio rises to £19bn

Real Estate Associate, David Rawlence reflects on how the flexible office sector could see increase in demand as lockdown restrictions ease.

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18 Mar 2021 Decisions, decisions

David Rawlence and Steve Coulson offer their thoughts on the various legal structures that property owners could adopt in the serviced office market.

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12 Sep 2017 The problematic outdoor pizza oven: 6 “top tips”

The proliferation of outdoor commercial cooking, exemplified by the outdoor pizza oven, has brought a new culinary dimension to many pubs, restaurants and hotels. However, before installation what should restauranteurs be worried about?

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02 May 2017 Game over for the turnover lease?

David Rawlence explains how landlords and tenants can arrange leases to make the best of both clicks and bricks.

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09 Jan 2017 Whose garden is it anyway?

This article explores a recent case concerning a dispute between the landlord and the leaseholders about the use of a garden upon the purchase of the freehold by the leaseholders.

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