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Are Ground Rents a Thing of the Past?

Thursday, 23 June 2022

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 which comes into force on 30 June 2022 will put an end to ground rents on all new leases.

Are Ground Rents a Thing of the Past?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Residential Leasehold Reform - Change Is Coming

Monday, 06 June 2022

Amid mounting pressure on the Government to address longstanding concerns about the way in which residential leaseholds are governed, many proposed legislative interventions were introduced in the Queen's speech on 10 May 2022, with further change likely.

Residential Leasehold Reform - Change Is Coming

Articles & Blogs Corporate Real Estate

Leases - Negotiating Heads of Terms

Monday, 06 June 2022

This is the first in a series of articles exploring some of the key issues to be considered when agreeing heads of terms and negotiating the provisions of a commercial lease.

Leases - Negotiating Heads of Terms

Corporate Real Estate

The Long-Term Environmental Targets

Monday, 06 June 2022

The Government announced new, long-term environmental targets on 16 March 2022 which are said to support the Environment Act 2021. The targets are aimed at supporting the Government’s vision of looking after the environment.

The Long-Term Environmental Targets

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

The Return of Forfeiture - What Are the Options?

Monday, 06 June 2022

When the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, the UK Government sought to protect the interests of commercial tenants by placing a moratorium on landlords terminating (forfeiting) leases for non-payment of rent.

The Return of Forfeiture - What Are the Options?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate Real Estate

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act - Part 2

Monday, 09 May 2022

We take a further look at the recently introduced Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022.

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act - Part 2

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 - 10 Key Considerations

Friday, 25 March 2022

After months of anticipation, the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 finally passed into law on 24 March 2022.

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 - 10 Key Considerations

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Property Law Update - Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022

Monday, 21 March 2022

As the conflict in Ukraine continues into its fourth week with no signs that a ceasefire is imminent, western governments have been stepping up their sanctions in an attempt to cause damage to the Russian economy and its oligarchs.

Property Law Update - Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022

Articles & Blogs Commercial Real Estate

Working from Home? How to Make Best Use of Your Free Office Space

Monday, 28 February 2022

The impact of COVID-19 in the property market has been extremely volatile, but working from home has become part of the new normal. As a result, companies will find themselves with surplus office space.

Working from Home? How to Make Best Use of Your Free Office Space

Articles & Blogs Commercial Real Estate

Energy Efficiency Requirements for Commercial Leases

Monday, 28 February 2022

From April 2023, new legislation will come into force where it will be an offence to let a property which does not achieve a minimum 'E' efficiency standard, we look at the possible impact for landlords in England and Wales.

Energy Efficiency Requirements for Commercial Leases

Articles & Blogs Commercial Coronavirus (Covid-19) Debt Recovery Real Estate

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and Arbitration for Ringfenced Debts

Monday, 28 February 2022

Despite the Omicron variant continuing to cause large case numbers across England and Wales, a new Bill is intended to provide a solution to the problem of approximately £9bn in commercial rent arrears due to be outstanding by March 2022.

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and Arbitration for Ringfenced Debts

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Planning Policy Revisions Champion Beauty, Design and Sustainability

Monday, 29 November 2021

Recent revision of the National Planning Policy Framework highlights the importance of design and promotes beauty in development.

Planning Policy Revisions Champion Beauty, Design and Sustainability

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Property Litigation Real Estate

Commercial Rent Arrears - Ring-fencing and Arbitration Announced

Monday, 15 November 2021

The Government last week announced a new Code of Practice and legislation to address outstanding commercial rent arrears for the Covid lockdown period.

Commercial Rent Arrears - Ring-fencing and Arbitration Announced

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Commercial Lease Rent Reviews – What Are They and What Should They Be Based on?

Friday, 12 November 2021

A rent review allows the landlord to recalculate the rent payable for the property.

Commercial Lease Rent Reviews – What Are They and What Should They Be Based on?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

What Constitutes Private Nuisance?

Tuesday, 02 November 2021

The High Court has recently considered a case of nuisance against the Ministry of Defence for noise produced by aircraft. This article looks into the specifics of that case and also what it means for these type of hearings going forward.

What Constitutes Private Nuisance?