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How Can You Unlock Your Leasehold Property's Potential?

Thursday, 16 January 2020

A recent case has highlighted how a tenant of a long lease can use s.84 of the Law and Property Act 1925 (the Act) to unlock the commercial potential of a building via a change of use.

Leasehold Property

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Could Your Solar Panels Stop Development Next Door?

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

When deciding planning applications, adverse effects on neighbours is one of the factors the planning authority will take into account.

Could Your Solar Panels Stop Development Next Door?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Rise of Net Zero Carbon Buildings in the UK

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Net zero carbon buildings are on the rise. VWV Partner, Andrew Tubbs, considers why this is the case.

The Rise of Net Zero Carbon Buildings in the UK

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Does Your Email Signature Put You at Risk of Signing a Contract?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

A recent property case may alter the way you sign off emails, as electronic signatures may be capable of executing a document.

Does Your Email Signature Put You at Risk of Signing a Contract?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Energy Performance Certificate - What Is It and When Do You Need One?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Whether you are buying, selling or renting a house, an Energy Performance Certificate is a requirement in most property transactions.

Energy Performance Certificate

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Why Is the Moving Home Process So Slow?

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

In theory, buying a home should take no longer than buying a car. So what are the factors that make this goal unrealistic?

Why Is the Moving Home Process So Slow?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

5 Things to Check Before Signing a Commercial Lease

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Are you about to take on a commercial lease? This is what you should look out for before you sign.

5 Things to Check Before Signing a Commercial Lease

Brexit Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Is Brexit Frustrating?

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Whatever your view point on Brexit, there's an obvious answer to this question.

Is Brexit Frustrating?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Digitalisation of Property Transactions – A New Era?

Friday, 13 September 2019

In our digital age we are seeing huge changes in the way property transactions are being conducted.

The Digitalisation of Property Transactions – VWV Law Firm

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Are You Signing Away Your Right to Renew Your Business Lease?

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

If you are a business tenant, you may have a right to renew your lease at the end of the term. This is called security of tenure. But could you be signing away your right without realising it?

Are You Signing Away Your Right to Renew Your Business Lease?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Changing Face of High Streets - What Are CVAs and How Do They Affect Watford?

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The rise of online shopping and the uncertainty over Brexit have caused many retail chains to struggle. In Watford, BHS closed down a few years ago, Debenhams is in trouble, and now Philip Green's Arcadia empire is suffering.

What are CVAs and how do they affect Watford?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Can Our Leasehold System Be Repaired?

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

With 54% of flats sold on a leasehold basis* - where buyers only have the right to occupy the property for a fixed period of time, and do not own the building outright ...

Leasehold System

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Need to Release Cash from Your Home Quick? Be Careful

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Schemes to release cash from your home quickly can sound appealing, but things can go wrong…

Need to Release Cash from Your Home Quick? Be Careful

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Is Your Property at Risk From Flooding?

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

With around one in six homes in the UK at risk of flooding, the chances of buying a flood-prone property might be higher than you think.

Is Your Property at Risk From Flooding?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

'No Reason' Evictions to Be Banned

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The government has announced that private landlords will no longer be able to evict Assured Shorthold tenants without good reason.

'No Reason' Evictions to Be Banned