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Forbes Solicitors Supports Purchase of Popular Restaurant Property

04 Nov 2021

Forbes Solicitors has advised on the purchase of a renowned Blackburn restaurant property as part of a local entrepreneur's plans for investing £10million across Lancashire. The law firm's commercial property team supported the purchase of the land that's home to The Clog &…

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A green lease may help to reduce the environmental impact of your business

26 Oct 2021

As businesses tentatively begin to emerge from the pandemic thoughts may finally start to turn to future opportunities and challenges. It appears likely that the next major issue affecting the property world will be energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. With the increasing awareness of…

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PD Rights set to be more restrictive for Office to Residentials Conversations

18 Aug 2021

The planning laws are there to monitor what can and can't be built in certain areas to keep within the local policy and that of the country as a whole. Permitted development rights are, to some degree self-explanatory, as they are those rules that allow certain aspects of development to progress…

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Is the high street truly dead?

05 Aug 2021

There is currently a downward trend in high street shopping, mainly due to an increase in shopping online. This has been accelerated by the pandemic as high street shops have been forced to close and ultimately improve their online services to retain customers. The impact has been so great that, in 2020…

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A new tax and levy on residential property developers in 2022

07 May 2021

On the 10 February, the Government announced its strategy to improve nationwide building safety, following the continuing fallout from the Grenfell disaster. A pivotal part of the strategy was the announcement of a further £3.5 billion funding to help facilitate the removal of unsafe cladding. It…

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Case Comment - Procter v Procter

30 Apr 2021

The recent case of Procter v Procter dealt with the situation where a property owner wishes to grant a lease to both themselves and a third party jointly. In Procter, a family farm was owned by trustees and was farmed by a partnership consisting of the trustees and other family members, without any…

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How 'blended use' spaces can be used to revitalise the high streets

23 Apr 2021

Whilst the decline of the traditional high street has been much publicised over recent years, Covid-19 has likely accelerated the changes to how high street property is utilised in the long-term. One of the main challenges for city centres in a post-restrictions world will be how its property can be…

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