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Stacey Lakeland

About Stacey Lakeland

Stacey Lakeland is a Trainee Solicitor within the Property department at Forbes Solicitors. Stacey’s blogs cover general property matters relating to both residential and commercial property matters such as updates to legislation affecting the property sector, landlord and tenant matters, topics which relate to the construction and development sector and also issues relating to property disposals and acquisitions, to name a few.

Grab yourself a Bargain Property at Auction

We have all heard the stories of how people attend a property auction and bought a property for an unbelievably low price. The process can prove exciting and potentially profitable; however it is essential that you proceed with caution! Once … Read more

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Index Linked Rent Reviews – What is it and who benefits?

Rent reviews can give a landlord the ability to ensure that they are charging the market rent for their given commercial premises. They can also prove to be a useful bargaining tool for landlords and tenants when negotiating Heads of … Read more

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Lease or Licence – what’s the difference?

This is a dilemma that landowners and occupiers of commercial property may face when trying to document the occupation of a property on a short term basis. In short, a lease is an interest in land that the law recognises … Read more

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Government launches a Consultation on relaxing green belt building for Starter Homes

The government has unveiled plans to loosen restrictions on the green belt to enable the development of thousands of new low-cost homes for first-time buyers.

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Catastrophic Blow For The Private Rental Sector!

Chancellor George Osborne landed buy-to-let landlords another shock by announcing a 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge on property purchases from 1 April 2016. The addition of a 3 per cent extra charge for buy-to-let and second homes on all … Read more

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Government Launches ‘Cutting Red Tape’ Review Of The House Building Sector

The Cutting Red Tape review of house building launched on 2nd December 2015 is a government review led by the Cabinet Office, DCLG, BIS, working with other government departments and regulators.  The review is aimed at helping to speed up … Read more

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Service Charges – An Open Ended Liability!

Service Charges are a key feature of leases where the premises which are let to Tenants make up parts of a larger building or estate. In these kinds of situations it will often make more sense for the Landlord (or … Read more

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Repair Covenants In Commercial Leases

Leases routinely require tenants to carry out repairs and re-decoration both internally and externally. The clauses within a lease can be hard to interpret, yet they have a huge impact on the costs which a tenant may incur over the … Read more

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Break Clauses – What Tenants Need To Know!

  Break clauses are a common part of the commercial landscape during negotiations for the grant of a lease of commercial property. Break provisions allow either the landlord or tenant, or both parties, to end the term of a lease … Read more

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What Tenants Need To Know About Rent Review Provisions!

Rent review remains one of the most important elements in a commercial lease, therefore it is important that a Tenant is familiar with the rent review provisions at the outset to avoid being faced with a substantial rent increase further … Read more

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