Real Estate Quarterly - Summer 2018

Hogan Lovells quarterly newsletter on legal topics relevant to the UK real estate industry. This issue covers:

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): implications for real estate

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and applies throughout the European Union. Jane Dockeray and Nick Westbrook consider its impact.


Reflecting on rights of light

A right of light is an easement. Interference with a right of light gives rise to a claim in nuisance in the same way that an interference with a right of way or any other easement is a nuisance. Paul Tonkin and Oliver Law consider the implications.


Top Tips for taking serviced office/co-working space

Serviced offices and co-working environments are all the rage at the moment. They work especially well for both start-ups and small businesses, who want a flexible way to ensure that they can move in quickly close to their peers, and move out equally as quickly. Dion Panambalana and Simon Keen offer their top tips.



In this edition Simon Keen looks at subrogation in the context of real estate, whilst Ingrid Stables considers the definition of “Permitted Use” in leases.


Case Round-Up

Lien Tran summarises recent case law.


Time to think seriously about cyber-security

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in force and the threat to building management systems ever increasing, now is the time to take cyber-security seriously. GDPR is a major overhaul of data protection legislation, which radically alters the risk profile of cyber breaches for any business handling personal data. The threat is not limited to cyber space; is your smart building safe?


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