Category Archives: Commercial Property

Property Transactions Involving Pension Schemes: Capital Allowances Considerations

An issue that should be considered by the parties in all property transactions is the impact of any capital allowances, which can be claimed over expenditure on “plant and machinery” in a property as a means of saving tax. Although … Read more

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Joint Tenants v Tenants In Common

When a property is owned by more than one person/entity then it needs to be decided exactly how the parties are to hold the property. This may seem like a strange question, but in reality it can be very important.

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What to do if you have Asbestos in a Commercial Property

Have you ever thought who may be responsible for maintaining all or part of your business premises in relation to asbestos? It is illegal to use any form of asbestos in the construction or refurbishment of any buildings. Much of … Read more

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Landlords Beware – The Changes to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are here!

As of 1 April 2018, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 have brought into force Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in the commercial and private rented sector. Landlords of buildings within the scope of the … Read more

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Follow The Right Procedure To Exclude The Right To Renew

Whether or not the security of tenure provisions contained in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the LTA 1954”) are included in a commercial lease, can often be one of the most important considerations for a landlord.

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Limitations on Limitations of Liability

Any transaction, no matter how much the parties may believe they catered for all eventualities, carries a degree of risk of liability for all parties involved. Where trustees are party to a transaction (whether a property transfer or a lease), … Read more

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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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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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Watch out for Flying Freeholds!

Flying Freeholds often rear their heads at the most inopportune moments; they are most commonly discovered when purchasing a property or part of a property. This is obviously never a good time to discover any issues, let alone ones that … Read more

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Termination of a Lease: Before the Expiry of an Existing Lease

There are various ways in which a lease can be brought to an end. The appropriate method to use will vary dependent upon whether the lease term has passed. We will consider the different options available prior to the expiry … Read more

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