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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…

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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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Fail to prepare, prepare...for delays

27 Jun 2019

When deciding to buy a commercial property through a pension scheme arrangement, it is important to bear in mind that there are additional issues and complexities involved through the course of the transaction. Some of the key issues relevant to pension scheme purchases which should be considered at the…

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What makes agricultural land different?

26 Jun 2019

Agricultural property can be far more specialist than many first appreciate; even the seemingly straightforward transfer of a small field can involve additional considerations such as the transfer of Entitlements (for example Single Farm Payment and the like), any applicable Agri-environmental…

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Brexit held not to have frustrated lease

10 Apr 2019

Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd and others v European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC 335 (Ch) The court's finding, on 20th February 2019, in favour of the landlord, Canary Wharf Group, will be met with a sense of relief by those in the Property industry. The tenant, European Medicines Agency (EMA),…

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When could works be considered practically complete?

17 Jan 2019

A key part of a development agreement is ensuring clarity on what constitutes the practical completion of a project, and for it to cover what happens with any deviation from the specification of the project. In the recent case of Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd and others (2018),…

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Forbes Offers Free Consultations Over Business Banking Switch

04 Jan 2019

North West companies are being offered free help and advice by Forbes Solicitors, so that they are aware of the potential benefits and pitfalls of the Royal Bank of Scotland Business Banking Switch. The Switch, due to be launched on February 25 2019, is aimed at increasing competition in the UK…

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Forbes' Commercial Property Team Advises New Artisan Coffee Shop

27 Nov 2018

A new third wave coffee shop has opened in the centre of Ormskirk, thanks to help and advice the owner received from the Commercial Property team at Forbes Solicitors. Bayferns Coffee House Ltd is welcoming customers to its premises in Burscough Street, offering a mixture of single origin coffee…

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