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Change of Use for your property

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Opportunities for change – How landlords and tenants can repurpose their premises under the new Use Classes Order The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 01 September...

Opportunities for change - How landlords and tenants can repurpose their premises under the new Use Classes Order

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The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 01 September 2020 and amends the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (‘Use Classes Order’). The changes will provide...

Service charge certificates - Are they conclusive?

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A consideration of the recent High Court’s recent decision in Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd (2020) as to whether a tenant can refuse to pay a service charge on the basis that the expenses incurred by the landlord was...

Absolute restrictions in leases: How the decision in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd affects landlords

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Can a landlord of a block of flats give permission for a tenant to carry out alterations prohibited under that tenant’s lease, when it owes an obligation to the other tenants in the block to enforce that prohibition? Facts...

Doing the charitable thing - A brief introduction for businesses considering establishing a charitable entity

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‘We’re all in this together’ is a sentiment widely shared in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A number of companies are turning their resources to providing services and products to key workers and to those in need. This note...

Covid 19 - What a commercial tenant needs to know about debt recovery

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In our previous post titled, ‘ Covid-19 - What a commercial tenant needs to know about the eviction moratorium ’, we discussed the protection afforded to tenants under the Coronavirus Act 2020 against evictions for non-payment of rent. The...

Covid-19 - What a commercial tenant needs to know about the eviction moratorium

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the Act’) received royal assent on 25 March 2020. The emergency legislation now guarantees a three month moratorium against commercial landlords evicting business tenants, properly referred to as forfeiting a lease for...

Community Infrastructure Levy vs Small Developers

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Davina Puran, Paralegal in the firm's Property Development team, writes about the impact Community Infrastructure Levy (‘CIL’) has on small developers. This article first appeared in the Autumn 2018 edition of The Bill of...