Episode 3 of The Agenda sees Jonathan joined by property litigator Joanna Lampert to debate the idea that leases are heavily biased in favour of the landlord.

In a discussion that ranges from dilapidations and user clauses to service charges and rent review, Joanna is swift to counter Jonathan’s assertions and argues that leases are, in fact, much more finely balanced and the product of many years of expert negotiation.

Does she do enough to convince him of the merits of her argument?

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With London now home to as many as three times the number of co-working spaces as New York, the influence of WeWork, the Office Group and others is forcing landlords to overhaul their offer – from lease lengths to design. In this EG London round table an expert panel discusses how demanding tenants are forcing change – and how building owners are responding.

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Alfie Best was born in a caravan in Leicester and has since made a fortune selling mobile homes. He joins EG to reflect on overcoming poverty and entering the property industry while grappling with his identity as a Romany gypsy.

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On this week’s Tech Talk Radio, co-hosts Emily Wright and Samantha McClary speak to Tripty Arya about her property and project management start up Travtus. Arya delves into how data eliminates the alpha, a trait often associated with the real estate sector and opens up about why she chose to name the AI bot at the heart of her product Adam despite being a female entrepreneur.

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In the latest episode of On the Case, James Souter, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, analyses the Court of Appeal decision in Generator Developments Ltd v Lidl UK GmbH [2018] EWCA Civ 396; [2018] PLSCS 46 - a dispute in which the supermarket chain fended off a claim from a developer that it had had joint venture negotiations with prior to buying a near £7m development site.

Souter outlines the key facts of the decision, what the court decided and how developers that find themselves in Generator's position can best protect themselves - as well as explaining how the decision may make it less likely that courts will apply a Pallant v Morgan [1953] Ch 43 equity in the future.

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Almost a year on from the announcement that renowned property silk Nick Dowding QC was leaving Falcon Chambers after 35 years to join surveying firm Malcolm Hollis as in-house legal counsel, EG's Jess Harrold caught up with Dowding to discuss this latest chapter of his highly successful career.

Together, they discuss Dowding's motivation for making the switch and how he is enjoying life at Malcolm Hollis, as well as exploring some of the differences (and similarities) between lawyers and surveyors, and the reason he doesn't want to be a full-time judge.

As Dowding is a leading authority on dilapidations, the opportunity is taken to address a few tricky queries from the legal profession, and stay tuned to the end to hear more about his leisure pursuits - just who or what are KitKat and Orion?

 

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In this week’s episode of TechTalk Radio, we bring you a lesson in how to survive in an increasingly AI driven world.

Antony Slumbers, commentator and founder of PropAI, a new firm that looks to understand how the latest technologies can be utilised to enable the industry to be more efficient, effective and impactful, delivered the sermon at a special event organised by flexible meeting space provider Bold at Headspace in London.

Listen in to find out what four key things you need to do to make sure you are not replaced by an AI and why Vicky Pollard sort of has the answer to whether the robots will eventually take all our jobs.

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British Land's head of operations for Canada Water, Emma Cariaga believes that balancing gender roles across the business not just at the top will help solve the gender pay gap and that business need to do more to fully support and promote shared parental leave. As a senior woman in real estate, she shares her views with EG deputy editor Samantha McClary.

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GVA's chief executive Gerry Hughes is not afraid to admit the agent's gender pay gap figures were not where he would have liked them to be. But he is also not afraid to commit to improving them. Here he talks to EG deputy editor Samantha McClary about exactly what he will be doing to deliver better figures next year

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CBRE's UK managing director is passionate about all things diversity. He spoke to EG deputy editor Samantha McClary about how CBRE is tackling the gender imbalance issue facing the real estate industry.

 

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