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The best intentionsSubscription

12 March 2019By

The recent case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel, which hinged on whether the landlord had the intention of redeveloping a property, has significant implications for commercial landlords and tenants. Kate Andrews explains

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Taking chargeSubscription

12 March 2019By

From April, new regulatory requirements for service charges for commercial property will come into force. Warren Gordon outlines the changes, and what they mean for existing leases

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The twilight zone

5 December 2018By

Practitioners acting for purchasers in commercial property transactions face a challenge around finding out if the seller is insolvent. Amanda Eilledge explains the situation and proposes a potentially controversial solution

Living on the edge risk

Clawback in property transactions: what could go possibly wrong?

24 September 2018By

John de Waal QC offers a sneak peek into Hardwicke chambers’ new book on risk and negligence, by revealing tips on how to avoid risk in property transactions relating to overage.

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Under reviewSubscription

5 September 2018By ,

Paul de la Piquerie and Rahul Varma look at some common rent review mechanisms and the issues they can create in practice

Leaving the EU - Property

Life after leave

5 September 2018By

With Brexit now only six months away, investor sentiment remains positive, but there are broader challenges in the market which need to be resolved, from access to finance to housing supply. Paresh Raja explains

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Non-resident landlords: don't overlook capital allowances

16 August 2018

As non-UK resident landlords are set to be taxed on UK property gains from April 2019, there has never been a more important time for solicitors to highlight to their property investor clients the significance of ensuring capital allowances are not overlooked within commercial property transactions. Shaun Marsden explains

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The green light

26 July 2018By

From April 2018, new regulations will make it significantly harder for landlords to rent property with an energy efficiency rating below ‘E’. Warren Gordon looks at the lease drafting implications, and potential exemptions from the new requirements

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Fit to break

6 June 2018By ,

Danielle Drummond-Brassington and Natalie Appleby outline some simple practice points to help you avoid the pitfalls around exercising break options in commercial leases

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High street lows

6 June 2018By ,

Every week seems to bring news of another major retail chain in financial crisis. Ambuja Bose and Georgina Eason look at the practical impact on commercial landlords of having an insolvent or potentially insolvent tenant

All Commercial Property Features and Comment

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CLLS updates commercial development management agreement

14 February 2019

The City of London Law Society has launched the second edition of its development management agreement (with ancillary asset management services)

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IFRS 16 and its impact on real estate leases

16 January 2019

A change introduced on 1 January 2019, makes significant changes to lease accounting for affected commercial tenants, which is likely to influence the length of leases taken by tenants in future and impact tenants’ earnings and liabilities, with consequential effect on covenant tests

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CMA releases guidance on land agreements

29 October 2018

The Competition and Markets Authority has released new guidance, ‘Land agreements and competition: dos and don’ts’, designed to help businesses to check their land agreements to comply with competition law. 

The case for liberty

Law Society publishes interim informative and case summary on Dreamvar

11 July 2018Updated: 23 July 2018

The case gives rise to a number of difficult practical and legal issues, which require careful and detailed consideration. We continue to consider the complex implications of the judgment for commercial and residential property transactions. The interim informative offers steps you can take now

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors consults on code for leasing business premises

28 March 2018Updated: 3 April 2018

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released a consultation on the Code for Leasing Business Premises.

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Revisions published to Standard Conditions of Sale and Standard Commercial Property Conditions

27 March 2018Updated: 3 April 2018

The revisions were settled by Oyez Professional Services Ltd and the Law Society, who jointly own the copyright

All Commercial Property Updates

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Seminar: Risk and negligence in property transactions (September 2019, Leeds)

Join this inclusive seminar to find out how you can avoid the common problems and pitfalls for property practitioners.

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Webinar: Stamp duty land tax for commercial property (OnDemand)

This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of commercial property in the UK and you want a better understanding of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules.  

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Webinar: Capital allowances - supporting your clients (22 May)

Capital allowances is the hidden expenditure in commercial property.

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Webinar: Commercial property update 2018 (OnDemand)

Join Warren Gordon for the commercial property law update.

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