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Should I Purchase My Dental Surgery Premises Through a Self-Invested Personal Pension?

Monday, 20 March 2017

The decision whether to own or rent your premises depends on countless factors, and you may well have a strong opinion as to which is better for your practice.

Should I Purchase My Dental Surgery Premises Through a Self-Invested Personal Pension?

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When Do You Need a Lease of Your Surgery?

Thursday, 02 March 2017

The question of when a GP partnership should put a lease of the surgery in place comes up frequently, usually where the makeup of the group of partners (or former partners) who own the surgery is not the same as the medical partners.

When Do You Need a Lease of Your Surgery?

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Third Party Occupiers Within GP Surgery Premises

Thursday, 02 March 2017

Letting out a room in your surgery can help generate income and improve the services available to patients. Many GPs, as well as other healthcare professionals do this frequently and there are important considerations to bear in mind before letting a TPO.

Third Party Occupiers Within GP Surgery Premises

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Are landlords' expenses on flats always recoverable?

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal as to exactly what a tenant has to pay in respect of a service charge will be of concern to both landlords and tenants.

Are landlords' expenses on flats always recoverable?

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6 Things Landowners Should Know to Avoid a Boundary Dispute

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Would you spend thousands of pounds fighting your neighbour in court over ownership of a fence or repair obligations for a wall?

6 Things Landowners Should Know to Avoid a Boundary Dispute

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How the Human Rights Act applies to private landlords

Monday, 12 September 2016

The recent Supreme Court case of McDonald v McDonald considered the question of whether the rights contained in the Human Rights Act 1998...

How the Human Rights Act applies to private landlords

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Overriding Interests - Why You Should Always Inspect a Property Before Purchasing

Thursday, 02 February 2017

The Land Registration system in England and Wales is intended to be a comprehensive record of land titles.

Overriding Interests - Why You Should Always Inspect a Property Before Purchasing

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Resisting an Asset of Community Value Nomination

Thursday, 02 February 2017

The Localism Act 2011 and Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 give community groups a 'right to bid' for property that is of value to the local community - known as Assets of Community Value (ACVs).

Resisting an Asset of Community Value Nomination

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Business Rate Revaluation 2017 - Do your premises occupy more than one floor of a building?

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Business rate liabilities are calculated based on a property’s assigned 'rateable value'. Rateable values are normally assessed on the basis of the annual rental value of a property and paid to the appropriate Local Authority.


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Post Brexit Fears Subside in the Commercial Property Sector as Property Fund Barriers Are Dismantled

Friday, 20 January 2017

Some of the barriers placed on investors in the commercial property sector are beginning to come down after billions of pounds of investor's money was locked away following the EU referendum result in June.

Post Brexit Fears Subside in the Commercial Property Sector as Property Fund Barriers Are Dismantled

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How do Permitted Development Rights apply to leasehold property?

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Permitted Development Order (the Order) allows for certain changes of use to be undertaken without requiring full planning permission. The Order is amended from time to time, sometimes leading to windfalls in land value.


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Granting a New Lease? - What You Need to Know About Security of Tenure

Friday, 20 January 2017

It is important for a landlord to consider, when granting a new lease, whether its tenant will have 'security of tenure', as this will affect the landlord's ability to regain possession of the property at the end of the lease.


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What do recent amendments to the JCT Design and Build contract mean for your construction project?

Friday, 13 January 2017

When planning a construction project it is important to ensure that the contract protects your interests.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Evaluating the Likely Impact of a Ban on Letting Agents' Fees

Friday, 13 January 2017

Plans to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants in England were announced last week in the Autumn Statement. But what impact will this really have on the rental industry?


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Government Warning for Commercial Property Prices as Plans for New Energy Legislation Are Announced

Friday, 13 January 2017

The government has recently issued a stark warning that upcoming energy legislation could lead to £16.54 billion being wiped off the value of commercial property in the UK.

Energy Law Efficiency Update