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Laura Bradley

About Laura Bradley

Laura Bradley is a Solicitor in the Commercial Property department at Forbes Solicitors. Within her blogs Laura deals with all aspects of commercial property including leases (from both landlord and tenant perspective), licences, acquisitions and disposals along with recent updates within the property sector.

The Land Registry are to trial a wider rejection criteria for first registrations.

It has been announced by the Land Registry that in relation to first registration applications for freehold and leasehold titles they are widening the rejection criteria.  This came into effect on 14 August 2017 and will be reviewed in November … Read more

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Fixed Fee Sale Package: Part 2 – Deducing Title

In order to sell a commercial property the buyer’s solicitor will request that the seller’s solicitor deduce the title to them as part of their due diligence requirements.   This is because of the “buyer beware” caveat in property transactions that … Read more

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Fixed Fee Sale Package

The Commercial Property Department at Forbes are currently offering a fixed fee sale package for clients looking at selling their commercial property. At Forbes we understand that clients want to proceed as quickly as possible to secure their sale and … Read more

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Fixed Rent Increases

When negotiating the rent review provisions of a commercial lease the parties may consider foregoing a rent review procedure and instead opt for a fixed rent increase. Fixed rent increases, otherwise known as stepped rent increases, provide for a set … Read more

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Autumn Statement spending announcements signal a welcome boost for the business community

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond in his Autumn Statement announced the government’s intentions to “prioritise high value infrastructure and innovation” in order to “support businesses to grow and create jobs through the regulatory and tax systems”. Further, that … Read more

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The Ban of EU Air Conditioning

R22 gas which is used to keep the air cool has been commonly used in air conditioning systems pre-dating 2004 and in January 2015 it became illegal to use the R22 gas to repair or maintain air conditioning systems in … Read more

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Breaking Out Requires Prior Consideration

Leases often contain break rights allowing Tenants to terminate their lease early subject to specific conditions being complied with. Although every lease is different, the most common conditions are that the Tenant must have paid all rent up to date, … Read more

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What is the difference between Tenants in Common & Joint Tenants?

When buying a commercial or residential property with another person/s your solicitor should ask and advise on how you wish to hold the equity in your property. There are two ways you can hold the property which will be discussed … Read more

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Tenants – Are You Fully Covered for Disaster?

Tenants need to be fully clued up on the insurance provisions of their lease as in the event of disaster any ambiguity could lead to a tricky situation. When entering into a commercial lease it is imperative that tenants ensure … Read more

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Security of Tenure – Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the “Act”) regulates the way in which business tenancies can be terminated and gives business tenants security of tenure. Major changes to the provisions of the Act came into force in 2004.

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