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
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
Danielle Drummond-Brassington and Natalie Appleby outline some simple practice points to help you avoid the pitfalls around exercising break options in commercial leases
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
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
New Property Section chair Warren Gordon outlines the implications of the new Electronic Communications Code
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
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
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
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
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
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released a consultation on the Code for Leasing Business Premises.
The revisions were settled by Oyez Professional Services Ltd and the Law Society, who jointly own the copyright
The City of London Law Society (CLLS) has launched the fourth edition of its Short Form Report on Title.
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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