The Law Society has released new short form model leases for use by solicitors, with the aim of helping to streamline commercial property negotiations.
Comments must be received by 6 December 2017
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published a call for evidence: ‘Protecting consumers in the lettings and managing agent market’.
The Law Society has expressed support for the government’s proposals.
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
Peter Farrington, vice president of the Association of British Investigators, explains how private investigators can be a valuable asset for a solicitor dealing with possession proceedings, and gives some tips on building an effective working relationship.
Danielle Drummond-Brassington and Natalie Appleby outline some simple practice points to help you avoid the pitfalls around dilapidations, and ensure you provide the best possible advice to your landlord and tenant clients
High ground rents in new leases are an increasing concern in the leasehold sector, especially when they provide for periodic increases. Rawdon Crozier and Ibraheem Dulmeer give an overview of the topic and solicitors’ duties
The potential legal complications of serviced apartments, Airbnb and other short-term lettings are often overlooked. Andrew Boulton and Astrid Hardy look at what clients considering short-term lettings need to consider
The impact on statutory compensation of new business rates next year means that commercial landlords and tenants need to take care when making decisions on ending or renewing business tenancies. Mark Barley and Charlie Temperley explain