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Environmental clauses are heating up leases

31 Oct 2019

The increasing global environmental socio-economic awareness means that there is now a wealth of environmental laws and issues in practice which overlap with some areas of property law, in particular leases. What do Landlords want? As landlords will be keen to make sure that the tenant will be…

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Health and Safety Considerations within Commercial Leases

16 Oct 2019

Contained within most commercial leases will usually be a clause that is referred to as "compliance with laws". The purpose of this clause is to determine the responsibility of adherence with the particular rules and regulations that relate to the property and its use, and more often than not…

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Forbes Solicitors Celebrates Legal 500 Successes

02 Oct 2019

Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after being recommended in 15 Legal 500 categories and ranking as a Top Tier Firm, with 35 lawyers listed as recommended. Forbes' category recommendations are up one from last year, with Contentious Trusts and Probate being ranked for the first time. The…

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Environmental Liability

02 Oct 2019

When purchasing or leasing agricultural land, one of the main unknowns can often be the environmental condition of the land in question. Farming practices often make agricultural land vulnerable and susceptible to contamination from waste products or potentially harmful materials that are used as part…

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Licensing requirements for HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation)

17 Sep 2019

Where a residential property is a house in multiple occupation (HMO), the person who has control of, or manages, the property must obtain a licence from the local housing authority (LHA) as required by the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004). Under the HA 2004 a property is automatically classed as being a HMO…

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Forbes Appoints Helen Marsh As Partner In Commercial Property Team

15 Aug 2019

Forbes Solicitors, one of the North's leading legal firms, has appointed Helen Marsh as a Partner in its Commercial Property team. Helen, who is based at the firm's Central Lancashire office, advises on a full spectrum of commercial property law issues including sales, purchases and leases…

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Commercial Property Searches - Are they really necessary?

22 Jul 2019

On all Commercial Property transactions it is recommended that standard pre-contract searches are carried out, whether they are absolutely essential does depend on the type of transaction proceeding. For example, should you be purchasing a commercial property with a lender involved then searches must be…

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Don't get caught out, watch out for the SDLT changes

02 Jul 2019

Are you aware of the important changes affecting Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)? When there is a reportable property transaction, there is a requirement to inform H M Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by submitting a Stamp Duty Land Tax Return Form (SDLT) and paying the necessary SDLT payment. At…

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