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...


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...