Category Archives: Commercial Property

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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The Government’s Proposals On Leasehold Reform

Over recent years there has been a vast increase in the number of leasehold properties being registered at the Land Registry. The number of leasehold properties in England and Wales has almost doubled between 1996 and 2015. Leasehold properties can … Read more

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The Standard Commercial Property Conditions (third edition)

The Standard Commercial Property Conditions (SCPC) are a set of conditions to be incorporated into a contract for sale or grant of a lease of commercial property. Most conditions that are needed in a contract are similar and the SCPC … Read more

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Commercial Leases – Can They Be Automatically Renewed?

A Landlord and Tenant may have entered into an arrangement for the leasing of a property for a fixed period of time, but both parties should be aware from the outset that the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“LTA 1954”) … Read more

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Being A Responsible Airbnb Host

With the rise in holiday rentals, Airbnb has become a popular platform for short-term lets, allowing hosts to advertise all or part of a property for rent, whether it be a penthouse apartment, a tree house or even still, a … Read more

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