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Criterion Buildings Ltd v McKinsey and Company Inc (UK) and another

06 Dec 2021

Introduction In the 2021 case of Criterion Buildings Ltd v McKinsey and Company Inc (UK) and another , the High Court had to determine whether landlords can decide how a service charge is proportioned across their commercial tenants. Facts McKinsey ('the Tenant') was one of the…

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Glossop Cartons and Print Ltd v Contact (Print and Packaging) Ltd (2021)

03 Dec 2021

In the recent case of Glossop Cartons and Print Ltd v Contact (Print and Packaging) Ltd - which went to the Court of Appeal - it was held that a buyer seeking damages from a seller for fraudulent misrepresentation is still entitled to compensation despite agreeing a 'bad bargain'. The case…

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A green lease may help to reduce the environmental impact of your business

26 Oct 2021

As businesses tentatively begin to emerge from the pandemic thoughts may finally start to turn to future opportunities and challenges. It appears likely that the next major issue affecting the property world will be energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. With the increasing awareness of…

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Is the high street truly dead?

05 Aug 2021

There is currently a downward trend in high street shopping, mainly due to an increase in shopping online. This has been accelerated by the pandemic as high street shops have been forced to close and ultimately improve their online services to retain customers. The impact has been so great that, in 2020…

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A new tax and levy on residential property developers in 2022

07 May 2021

On the 10 February, the Government announced its strategy to improve nationwide building safety, following the continuing fallout from the Grenfell disaster. A pivotal part of the strategy was the announcement of a further £3.5 billion funding to help facilitate the removal of unsafe cladding. It…

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Case Comment - Procter v Procter

30 Apr 2021

The recent case of Procter v Procter dealt with the situation where a property owner wishes to grant a lease to both themselves and a third party jointly. In Procter, a family farm was owned by trustees and was farmed by a partnership consisting of the trustees and other family members, without any…

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How 'blended use' spaces can be used to revitalise the high streets

23 Apr 2021

Whilst the decline of the traditional high street has been much publicised over recent years, Covid-19 has likely accelerated the changes to how high street property is utilised in the long-term. One of the main challenges for city centres in a post-restrictions world will be how its property can be…

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