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COVID-19: a commercial property update for landlords & tenants

As you will be aware from some of our previous updates, a number of measures have been put in place to give businesses the breathing space and tools they need […]

Commercial landlords & tenants: What are your options?

Commercial property solicitor Emma Thompson answers some key pandemic-related questions for landlords and tenants in the commercial sphere. I am a tenant, do I have to pay my rent? If […]

New commercial property Code of Practice seeks to preserve landlord & tenant relationships

On 19 June, the Government published its “Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic” (the “Code”). The voluntary Code will apply until 24 June 2021 and […]

RICS Code 2020 – Leasing business premises

In February, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) released a new lease code (effective from 1 September 2020) that applies to lettings of business premises in England and Wales. […]

Coronavirus and lease obligations: Q&A for commercial tenants

You’ll no doubt be aware of the concessionary measures that are being introduced by the government to help ease the potential economic fallout of COVID-19 on UK businesses. In the […]

Buying a business or property in the hospitality & leisure sector?

Whether you’re a first-time business buyer entering into the leisure sector, or you’re an experienced hotelier embarking on your next acquisition, the importance of doing your legal ‘homework’ shouldn’t be […]

Knot again! Another knotweed liability case

We are all aware of the potential liabilities that the dreaded Japanese knotweed may bring. This can range from civil liability to a neighbour, or even criminal liability if reasonable […]

New rules for mobile phone masts – one year on

The Electronic Communications Code came into force on 28 December 2017, giving telecommunications operators statutory rights to install and operate electronic communications apparatus on, under or overland. It came about […]

Break options and vacant possession: a cautionary tale

A provision in a lease which enables the tenant, landlord or both to end the lease early is called a break option. If any conditions attached to a break option […]

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