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Commercial Leases - What are Authorised Guarantee Agreements?

Thursday, 14 October 2021

When owning commercial property, understanding where you and your new and previous tenants stand is incredibly important. We take an in-depth look into Authorised Guarantee Agreements.

Commercial Leases - What are Authorised Guarantee Agreements?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

The Impact of the Stamp Duty Holiday - What Do You Need to Know?

Monday, 16 August 2021

The stamp duty holiday has been well-publicised and the end of June 2021 signified the end of arguably the most significant Stamp Duty relief to date.

The Impact of the Stamp Duty Holiday - What Do You Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Biodiversity Net Gain - What Does This Mean for Development and Infrastructure Projects?

Monday, 12 July 2021

On 14 June, the Government announced a proposed amendment to the Environment Bill to extend the Biodiversity Net Gain requirement to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

Biodiversity Net Gain - What Does This Mean for Development and Infrastructure Projects?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Service Charge - Who Pays for Inherent Defects and Structural Repairs?

Wednesday, 02 June 2021

Many leases require the landlord to keep parts of the property in repair, and tenants to contribute to the cost of those repairs through a service charge. Difficulties can arise when considering who should pay to repair inherent defects in the property.

Service Charge - Who Pays for Inherent Defects and Structural Repairs?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

No Room to Move in Your Own Home

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

New homes built through Permitted Development rights must meet the Government's new Space Standard introduced on 6 April 2021. A recent planning appeal shows the necessity for the new standards.

No Room to Move in Your Own Home

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Real Estate

Has Your School Carried Out an Audit of Staff Accommodation Recently?

Monday, 26 April 2021

On 6 April 2021, HMRC made some changes to the tax rules regarding the availability of tax exemptions for some staff members who live on site (particularly some members of the senior leadership team).

Has Your School Carried Out an Audit of Staff Accommodation Recently?

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Real Estate

The Latest Guidance on School Land Transactions

Wednesday, 07 April 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) recently published revised guidance for school land transactions, intended for anyone with a freehold or leasehold interest in land used (or previously used) for the purposes of a school.

The Latest Guidance on School Land Transactions

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation Real Estate

Can Your Landlord Be Their Own Judge?

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Tenants of commercial leases should be aware of the implications of the service charge provisions in their lease before agreeing terms.

Can Your Landlord Be Their Own Judge?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

New Planning 'Use Classes' Now in Effect - What's Changed?

Thursday, 03 September 2020

While we do not expect to see many of the Government's "Build Build Build" Planning reforms emerging in legislation for some time yet, certain changes have come into effect on 1 September 2020.

New Planning 'Use Classes' Now in Effect - What's Changed?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Real Estate

Temporary Reduced Rates for Stamp Duty Land Tax

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

The Chancellor's recent announcement of a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) 'holiday' is good news for residential property buyers, whether you are first-time buyer or moving home.

Temporary Reduced Rates for Stamp Duty Land Tax

Articles & Blogs Construction Real Estate

£1 Billion Building Safety Fund - Does Your High-Rise Qualify?

Friday, 03 July 2020

On 26 May 2020, the Government announced the availability of a £1 billion Building Safety Fund (Fund) designed to support landlords removing dangerous cladding from their residential buildings.

£1 Billion Building Safety Fund - Does Your High-Rise Qualify?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

New Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships

Wednesday, 01 July 2020

The aim of the new code of practice from the Government is to provide clarity for landlords and tenants when discussing rental payments and to encourage best practice to support all parties, so that the economy can recover swiftly.

New Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

Government To Extend Protection For Commercial Tenants

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

On 19 June 2020, the Government announced its intentions to extend protections for businesses against eviction, seizure of goods and insolvency proceedings.

Government To Extend Protection For Commercial Tenants

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

Coronavirus - Ban on Residential Evictions Extended Until August

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

The Government has announced that the current ban on evictions of renters in social or private accommodation will be extended to 23 August 2020.

Coronavirus - Ban on Residential Evictions Extended Until August

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

Winding-Up Petitions During the Coronavirus Pandemic - All Creditors Restricted

Friday, 22 May 2020

On 23 April 2020, the Government announced proposed measures to restrict the use of statutory demands and winding up petitions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These were finally presented to Parliament on 20 May 2020.

Winding-Up Petitions During The Coronavirus Pandemic - All Creditors Restricted