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Sixth edition of the Real Estate Gazette now online

The Belgian Real Estate Market in 2012: as convoluted as a bow-tie

When, on 5 December 2011, the new Belgian federal government was finally sworn in, the worldwide financial markets reacted positively. Belgium had just set a new world-record for the longest period without a (federal) government. Shortly afterwards, the new government passed a budget, and the rating agencies shifted their attention elsewhere. At first sight, all seemed well. The joy did however not last for long… 

New act on lease of movable property?

February 2012 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Delphi.

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In November 2007, Bertil Bengtsson was appointed to make an examination concerning the Consumer Services Act. In the memorandum he presented in conjunction with that examination, he concluded that the Consumer Services Act should not contain any rules on lease of movable property since lease of movable property does not legally constitute a service.

Real Estate Gazette

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Improved judicial protection in procurement matters

The Belgian Act of 23 December 2009 has considerably improved judicial protection in procurement matters. It is interesting to follow the case law resulting from this Act. However, several procedural issues remain.

New edition of the Real Estate Gazette available

ALTIUS and Tiberghien have published the third edition of the Real Estate Gazette. Under the direction of Lieven Peeters, William Timmermans and Danny Stas, lawyers from both law firms have contributed to this joint initiative. Among the ALTIUS authors: Lieven Peeters, William Timmermans, Suzy Miller, Tim Bruyninckx, Charlotte Boumal and Jolijn Weytjens.

Recent developments in Belgian real estate finance

In the slipstream of the general Belgian, European and global economies, 2010 will be qualified as a year of slow and prudent transition for Belgium’s real estate market. After a correction process in 2008-2009, the Belgian real estate market is showing signs of recovery, and the appetite for investments appears to be increasing. However, the decrease in prices for Belgian real estate and the weakened office rent market do slow down the activity on the real estate financing market.   

Construction 2011

Joint ventures: Must foreign designers or contractors enter into a joint venture with a local contractor to design, build and be paid for their work? Does the law require that the local contractor control the joint venture?

Real estate outsourcing: a trend that is here to stay?

Companies (listed and unlisted) spinning off real estate at Belgian or at both Belgian and European level is common practice. In comparison to the U.S. market, the trend is only just in its early stages here.

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