Archived News from 2008

Commercial Property

December

Disclaimer of Commercial Leases

10/12/08

One of the effects of the current economic climate has been an increase in the number of tenants going into liquidation. So what impact does this have for a commercial landlord? Modern commercial leases usually allow the landlord to forfeit the lease if the tenant becomes insolvent but sometimes the…

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November

Local businesses advised to be practical in these tough economic times

14/11/08

Over 100 representatives from local businesses across Lancashire heard Commercial experts from Forbes Solicitors offer practical advice on how to protect their businesses in the current economic climate. The seminar which was held this week at Stanley House Hotel was set up with the aim of providing…

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October

Deed Does Not Protect Assignor

14/10/08

The Court of Appeal has overturned a 2007 decision and its judgment may make tenants who are considering assigning their leases pause for thought. The circumstances were that tenants assigned their lease, with the permission of the landlord, to new tenants. Under the terms of the assignment, the…

Forbes advises on new gastro pub 'The Clog and Billycock'

10/10/08

Forbes Solicitors Commercial Property team, headed by Diana Robertson advised Ribble Valley Inns on the opening of its new gastro pub 'The Clog and Billycock' based in Pleasington on the outskirts of Blackburn. The £1.5 million refurbishment in association with Daniel Thwaites plc has catapulted…

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September

Forbes ranks high in Legal 500

11/09/08

Leading North-West law firm Forbes Solicitors has performed strongly in the latest UK Legal 500 Guide to the Legal Profession. The firm is recommended in ten separate categories that include Corporate and Commercial, Crime, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Defendant Insurer, Commercial Property,…

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May

Will your commercial building pass the new energy test?

25/05/08

Owners of commercial buildings must comply with new legislation being rolled out throughout 2008 or face a penalty charge of up to £5,000 warns law firm Forbes Solicitors. Similar to changes seen in the domestic property market when HIPS were introduced, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)…

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March

Commercial tenants may have Right to Buy

04/03/08

"A recent decision of the House of Lords may have opened the door for thousands of tenants of offices and other properties originally designed to be used as homes to be given the right to buy their properties" says Tim Hollingsworth, commercial property specialist, at Forbes Solicitors. The…

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February

Forbes lends a helping hand to law student

28/02/08

(Pictured L-R: Lucas Gardiner, Chester College of Law and Adam Bromley, Forbes Solicitors) North-west law firm Forbes Solicitors has supported a mentoring programme, for the third year running, to help law graduates find their way around the legal jobs market. Adam Bromley, Commercial Property…

Empty property, empty pockets!

01/02/08

"Reduced business rates on empty properties are to be abolished from April 2008 and will have a significant effect on Commercial Landlords", warns Tim Hollingsworth Commercial Property Specialist at Forbes Solicitors. "Currently while a property is empty no business rates are payable for the first…

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January

Forbes Solicitors announces promotions

28/01/08

North-West law firm Forbes Solicitors is proud to announce that they have promoted a member of their existing team to Associate. Adam Bromley, originally from Chorley, is a Commercial Property Solicitor based at Forbes' Rutherford House office in Blackburn, he advises on all aspects of business…

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