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The twilight zoneSubscription

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

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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

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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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5 December 2017By

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

All Commercial Property Features and Comment

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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

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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.

All Commercial Property Updates

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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: Commercial property update 2018 (OnDemand)

Join Warren Gordon for the commercial property law update.

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Webinar: MEES and its implications for commercial property (OnDemand)

The recent changes to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations came into effect in April 2018. 

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