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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

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Broader horizons

5 December 2017By

The benefits and importance of capital allowances in commercial sales and purchases has been well publicised, but did you know the relief also needs to be considered in some residential and landlord and tenant matters? Sophie Raniwala explains

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Coded messageSubscription

5 December 2017By

New Property Section chair Warren Gordon outlines the implications of the new Electronic Communications Code

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Ringing alarm bellsSubscription

6 September 2017By

A number of recent cases around vacant possession have addressed some interesting issues which fall outside standard definitions. Is vacant possession given up if the tenant did not return keys or left an alarm on at the premises? Nicholas Taggart considers

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The gold standardSubscription

9 June 2017By

A new edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions of Sale was published in May. Stephen Jackson outlines the changes and improvements included in the new edition

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Capital letters

7 March 2017By ,

Ian White, chair of the Property Section, talks to Mark Tighe, CEO of Catax Solutions, about what solicitors need to know about capital allowances, an important and increasingly prevalent area of commercial property tax law

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Checks and balancesSubscription

12 December 2016By ,

Upcoming tax changes may lead more private property investors to incorporate. Susan Winter and Tony Lake look at the pros and cons of each structure, and what conveyancers need to know when acting for a corporate client as a property investor

All Commercial Property Features and Comment

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

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City of London Law Society launches updated Short Form Report on Title

16 March 2018

The City of London Law Society (CLLS) has launched the fourth edition of its Short Form Report on Title.

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Law Society launches new short form model leases for offices

10 November 2017

The Law Society has released new short form model leases for use by solicitors, with the aim of helping to streamline commercial property negotiations.

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RICS consults on new regulation for commercial service charge

30 October 2017

Comments must be received by 6 December 2017

All Commercial Property Updates

Property Section renewals

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The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

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