Commercial Property

Features and opinion

  • Scheme of works being kicked out of court

    The best intentions


    The recent case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel, which hinged on whether the landlord had the intention of redeveloping a property, has significant implications for commercial landlords and tenants. Kate Andrews explains

  • Warren Gordon

    Taking charge


    From April, new regulatory requirements for service charges for commercial property will come into force. Warren Gordon outlines the changes, and what they mean for existing leases

  • Twilight zone - seller insolvency - sun setting over a house in four stages

    The twilight zone


    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?


    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.

  • Leaving the EU - Property

    Life after leave


    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

  • Rent

    Under review

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    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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CLLS updates commercial development management agreement


The City of London Law Society has launched the second edition of its development management agreement (with ancillary asset management services)

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IFRS 16 and its impact on real estate leases


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


CMA releases guidance on land agreements


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


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

All Updates


Seminar: Risk and negligence in property transactions (19 September, Leeds)


Join this inclusive seminar to find out how you can avoid the common problems and pitfalls for property practitioners.


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: Capital allowances - supporting your clients (OnDemand)


Capital allowances is the hidden expenditure in commercial property.

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Webinar: Commercial property update 2018 (OnDemand)


Join Warren Gordon for the commercial property law update.

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