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Landlords - Are Your Inspections Good Enough?

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

As a landlord, you have a number of obligations towards your tenants. Some of them are included in your tenancy agreement as "landlord covenants", others are specified by law.

Landlords - Are Your Inspections Good Enough?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Conveyancing

Should You Be Paying the 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge?

Thursday, 21 February 2019

In 2015, George Osborne introduced an additional charge of 3% on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for the purchase of second residential properties.

Should You Be Paying the 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Business Owners - Have You Ever Considered Selling Your Freehold?

Thursday, 07 February 2019

You may have heard the news that a well-known retailer has sold and leased back their Watford headquarters. But what exactly is a "sale and leaseback"?

Business Owners - Have You Ever Considered Selling Your Freehold?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Permitted Development Rights - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Planning permission is required when undertaking any development on land. The process of obtaining planning permission from the local planning authority (LPA) can be long and costly for applicants.

Permitted Development Rights - What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

When Is a Building Not a Building, or a Flat Not a Flat?

Monday, 31 December 2018

The answer is not always straightforward when you apply the law to it.

When Is a Building Not a Building, or a Flat Not a Flat?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Could Your Land Become a Village Green?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Most people would expect a village green to be a haven of peace in the countryside, with a cricket pitch on it and being overlooked by the village pub. However other land can also be legally classified as a "village green".

Could Your Land Become a Village Green?

Articles & Blogs Brexit Commercial Property Property Litigation

Frustrated by Brexit? Legal Battle Over Future of Leases After Brexit

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Canary Wharf Group (CWG) are currently locked in a legal battle over the lease of EMA's London office.

Frustrated by Brexit? Legal Battle Over Future of Leases After Brexit

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Is Your Land Really Yours?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The many and different laws of this country have developed and grown for over 1,000 years with a mixture of statute and common law. Not all of these little known laws are ancient.

Is Your Land Really Yours?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

What is the Difference Between a Lease and a Licence?

Monday, 22 October 2018

When taking occupation of a commercial property it is essential to ensure that your occupation gives you rights appropriate to your needs.

What is the Difference Between a Lease and a Licence?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

A High 'Prezzo' to Pay

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

In the recent case of Prezzo Ltd v High Point Estates Ltd [2018] EWHC 1951 (TCC), the High Court held that the landlord's insurance obligations only extended to the part of the building occupied by the tenant, Prezzo, and not the whole building.

A High 'Prezzo' to Pay - Insurance Provisions and Commercial Property Leases

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Who Should Pay for House Sale Fraud?

Thursday, 02 August 2018

A hot topic in the property world, house fraud could well cause house prices to go up.

Who Should Pay for House Sale Fraud?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

The Government Announces Action Plan to Deal with Tower Block Cladding

Thursday, 02 August 2018

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a number of measures aimed at tackling unsafe cladding in tower blocks following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower.

The Government Announces Action Plan to Deal with Tower Block Cladding

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Selling or Buying Land for Development? Beware of This Potential Minefield

Friday, 20 July 2018

When land is sold for development, buyer and seller often agree on an arrangement called an 'overage'. An overage allows the buyer to pay more money at a future date if a 'trigger' point is reached.

Selling or Buying Land for Development? Beware of This Potential Minefield

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

This Is The Modern World - What is the Necessary Modernisation of Leases?

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

When landlords and tenants are negotiating the renewal of business leases, they regularly devote a great deal of time to agreeing the main commercial terms such as the rent, term and any rent deposit or guarantee.

This Is The Modern World - What is the Necessary Modernisation of Leases?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Property Litigation

Insolvency Issues in Property - What Landlords Need to Know

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The law surrounding insolvency in England and Wales is complex. It is governed, in the main, by the Insolvency Act 1986 (as amended), and, in 6 April 2017, the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, were brought into force.

Insolvency Issues in Property - What Landlords Need to Know