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'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

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Conveyancing

No-Fault Evictions to Be Banned

Monday, 29 April 2019

Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason, the government has announced.

No-Fault Evictions to Be Banned

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Conveyancing

Buying New Property - Can You Rely on the Building Inspector?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

If you're purchasing a new build property, you will want reassurance that it has been built to a good standard.

Buying New Property - Can You Rely on the Building Inspector?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Landlords - How Will the Tenant Fees Act 2019 Affect You?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes into force on 1 June 2019 and will apply to assured shorthold tenancies, student lettings and licences to occupy housing in England.

Landlords - How Will the Tenant Fees Act 2019 Affect You?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Spring Statement 2019: What You Need to Know

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his Spring Statement to Parliament last week. This has set out the government's plans for the economy, including its agenda for property and construction.

Spring Statement 2019: What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

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?

Brexit Articles & Blogs 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