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Commercial Break: What to consider when converting excess office space to resi - Chris Barkley published in Prime Resi

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Chris Barkley in our real estate team has been published in Prime Resi, the journal of luxury property.

With permitted development rights in hot debate as the Government attempts to reform the planning system, Chris Barkley condenses the current position in relation to office-to-resi conversions, and looks at what the future might hold, including:

  • delivery of more housing
  • building the UK out of the Coronavirus crisis
  • questions remaining over quality control
  • long-term impacts on our towns and cities

The full article on commercial breaks in the real estate sector is available at this link or by emailing

Commercial Break: What to consider when converting excess office space to resi

Chris Barkley

Chris is an experienced commercial real estate lawyer who focusses on large investment acquisitions and disposals, development matters, and complex landlord and tenant transactions. Chris’s investment experience includes acting for institutional and private investors on acquiring and selling large scale industrial parks, office buildings and hotel sites.

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This guide is for general information and interest only and should not be relied upon as providing specific legal advice. If you require any further information about the issues raised in this article please contact the author or call 0207 404 0606 and ask to speak to your usual Goodman Derrick contact.