Commercial Property Heads Of Terms

Heads of Terms in commercial property transactions (sometimes known Memoranda of Understanding) specify the intended terms of the transaction between the parties involved, prior to the agreement being formally finalised...


Beware Of Falling Foul Of CIL Rules

In a recent case, the High Court has ruled in favour of the local planning authority in a dispute concerning a £32,000 Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge. The CIL was...


Objecting To A Planning Application

New developments of all types and sizes can often attract a lot of negative feelings. They can be anything from your neighbour building an extension to their house to a...


Thinking About A Business Lease? Things To Consider

If you are thinking about a business lease then it is essential to get the detail of the lease right for you and your business. A commercial property lease is...


New Rules On Capped Costs Pilot Scheme

The capped costs pilot scheme is set to begin on Monday 14th January in the Business and Property Courts cases in Leeds and Manchester and the Circuit Commercial Court in...


Option To Purchase & Pre-Emption Agreements

People buying and selling land often use option to purchase agreements or pre-emption agreements to commit the other party in the transaction to the sale. While the two agreements may seem...


Buy To Let Property – Should You Invest?

Purchasing a buy to let property can be an appealing way of investing your money, but there are practical issues that should be considered before going ahead. Buy To Let...


Purchasing Land For Development – Overview

You or your business may considering buying bare land to develop. You can then sell it or lease it and earn from your development, or you might use it yourself...


Selective Licensing Schemes For Private Landlords Being Introduced

Across the country, some local Councils are implementing, or looking to implement, selective licensing schemes for private landlords of residential accommodation. The selective licensing schemes being introduced mean that landlords...


“An Advertisement For Adjudication” – Imperial Chemical Industries Limited v Merit Merrell Technology Limited

The long running dispute of Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (ICI) v Merit Merrell Technology Limited (MMT) received its latest instalment in June this year. The dispute arose out of works...


New Statutory Process For Pre-Commencement Conditions

On the 1st October 2018 the Town and County Planning (Pre-Commencement Conditions) Regulations 2018 came into force setting out a new process governing the imposition of pre-commencement conditions on planning...


Acquiring A Commercial Property Freehold: Positives & Negatives

A company that owns the freehold in the premises that it occupies can count that as another of its business assets, but it is essential to be aware of the...