Commercial Property

This sector continues to evolve and ownership structures and fund provisions are becomingly increasingly complex. Our property team has extensive experience in advising on significant property transactions in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Our clients include major lenders, institutional investors such as pension funds, private equity and real estate funds, blue chip retailers and property developers.

We are able to draw upon the wide ranging expertise across the firm ensuring clients benefit from a multi-disciplinary but equally seamless service. This is particularly useful in respect to the growing necessity to source and develop tax-efficient vehicles. In addition to core property services, our expertise also extends to matters relating to planning, regulation, licensing and construction law.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the financing of the acquisition of one of Guernsey's premier commercial properties
Banking & Finance Commercial Property 27 Jun 2019 Guernsey Jersey

Leading offshore law firm Bedell Cristin has advised RBS International in connection with finance made available to the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited.

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Unexpected consequences of AirBNBs in Jersey

The AirBNB concept is relatively simple: AirBNB connects people with a short-term and often informal accommodation requirement with those willing to offer it to them. Where previously travellers would check into a hotel, bed and breakfast or similar, they c...

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My premises have been damaged - what next?
Commercial Property 16 Apr 2019 Jersey

As a tenant of commercial premises, you hope that it will never happen to you, but what are your rights and obligations if your premises have been damaged or destroyed by fire, flood or another insured risk?

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A practical guide to leasing commercial property in Jersey
Commercial Property 01 Apr 2019 Jersey

The property market in the Channel Islands has remained remarkably buoyant throughout the recent global recession and resulting economic turbulence. Jersey remains a popular investment location for landlords who benefit from a less prescriptive statutory fr...

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Potential reform to Branchage Law to protect wildlife

The use of heavy machinery used in cutting hedges is killing species and destroying biodiversity, therefore campaigners have lobbied to have the law changed.

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Bedell Cristin advises RBS International on financing for the Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund
Commercial Property Banking & Finance 08 Mar 2019 Jersey Guernsey

We have advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in relation to real estate finance facilities made available to Ravenscroft Private Investment Fund Limited.

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How can I terminate a commercial lease?
Property Commercial Property 04 Mar 2019 Jersey

If you are a tenant of commercial premises there may be a point where circumstances change and you want to move out. Whether your business has simply out-grown its current premises or the business is not performing as you had hoped, your options are essent...

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Tenant attempts to terminate Canary Wharf lease on grounds of Brexit
Property Commercial Property 05 Feb 2019 Jersey

The UK’s departure from the EU continues to monopolise both media headlines and parliament time, and yet the implications of Brexit remain notoriously unpredictable. In the meantime, a trial has been making its way through the English courts which has the p...

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Bedell Cristin Partners to attend EXPO Real from 8-10 October 2018
Commercial Property 06 Sep 2018 Jersey London

We are once again attending EXPO Real, the International Trade Fair for Commercial Property and Investment taking place in Munich from 8-10 October 2018.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin bolsters property team through series of appointments and promotions

Bedell Cristin has bolstered its property team in Jersey through the appointment of Jeff O’Boyle as a Senior Associate and Priya Jobanputra as an Associate.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the acquisition of Jersey's largest retail outlet.

Bedell Cristin's leading commercial property team in Jersey has advised on the purchase of the new landmark Next Department Store. The store has recently been redeveloped, having previously formed part of De Gruchy's Department Store, which is a landmark Je...

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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Bedell Cristin advises on the largest office sale ever in Jersey

Specialist teams from Bedell Cristin's property and corporate departments in Jersey have completed the sale of Liberation House and Windward House on the Jersey waterfront.

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Islamic finance and real estate investment
Briefings | 15 Oct 2019

This briefing looks at what Jersey has to offer to real estate investors wishing to structure their real estate investments in accordance with the principals of Sharia (Islamic law), a code of conduct that guides all aspects of Muslim life.

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A practical guide to tax in commercial property transactions in Jersey
Briefings | 08 May 2019

Jersey's tax regime in commercial property transactions follows a similar structure to that in England and Wales. Nevertheless, the Jersey system has a number of particular quirks.

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Jersey property unit trusts
Briefings | 13 Mar 2019

Jersey property unit trusts (or "JPUTs") are a well-established and popular choice as an offshore investment holding vehicle for real estate. Changes to the taxation of gains on UK property held by non-resident investors have generated renewed interest in ...

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Buying a commercial investment property in Jersey
Briefings | 13 Jun 2018

Purchasing an investment property can be a complex and complicated undertaking. We have put together an overview of the process and some key issues to consider at the outset.

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Disability Discrimination law - will I need to adapt my premises?
Briefings | 24 Apr 2018

The Discrimination (Disability) (Jersey) Regulations 2018 will come into force on 1st September 2018 whereby individuals will be protected against discrimination on account of disability.

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