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
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.
Paul de la Piquerie and Rahul Varma look at some common rent review mechanisms and the issues they can create in practice
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
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
The City of London Law Society has launched the second edition of its development management agreement (with ancillary asset management services)
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
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 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
Join this inclusive seminar to find out how you can avoid the common problems and pitfalls for property practitioners – taking place in Manchester on 28 March 2019.
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.
Join Warren Gordon for the commercial property law update.
The recent changes to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations came into effect in April 2018.