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...


Leave Or Remain…The Landlord’s Position At Expiry Of A Commercial Lease

‘Summer’s lease’, lamented Shakespeare, ‘hath all too short a date.’ Clearly something he should have considered at heads of terms stage. However, it is certainly true that for a landlord,...


A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing: Property Eviction Companies

Many companies across the UK specialise in property evictions but many of these organisations are not regulated as legal service providers. As a result of this any landlord instructing one...


Leasehold And Freehold Properties

According to research undertaken by The National Association of Estate Agents, nearly 50% of homebuyers who purchased properties on a leasehold basis over the course of the last 10 years...


Cabinet Reshuffle Prompts Appointment Of New Housing Minister

The ramifications of the latest cabinet reshuffle means another shake up in the UK property sector with the now former Housing Minister, Dominic Raab, appointed as Brexit Secretary of State....


Japanese Knotweed: Court Rules That Landowners Are Entitled To Damages From Network Rail

The Court of Appeal has ruled that two property owners, whose homes have been affected by Japanese knotweed, should be entitled to damages due to the structural damage caused to...


To Let (or Not To Let?!): Things To Consider In A Commercial Property Lease

When a business takes on a lease of new premises, there’s much to consider. It is a common misconception, particularly held by first-time tenants, that a commercial property lease is...


Top Tips For First Time Buyers

When buying a house as a first time buyer, it can be an overwhelming, stressful and costly experience. We have outlined some of the key things to consider when you...


Maximising The Value Of Undeveloped Land

Lots of undeveloped land and property owners do not realise that they could actually be sitting on a goldmine! You will have all noticed the rapidly increasing number of new...


Tenants: Things to Consider When Taking a Lease for Business Purposes

You could be taking your first Lease for business purposes or moving your business location. Either way, taking a Lease is a huge legal commitment. If you are looking to...


Consultation Of Pre-Commencement Conditions

On 30th January 2018, the Government published a consultation on improving the use of planning conditions and the draft regulations. The consultation ran until 27th February 2018. The draft regulations...


House Of Commons Briefing Paper – Implementation Of The Housing & Planning Act 2016

On 19th February 2018, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper, providing an overview of progress made to implement the provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016...