Articles Archive

Proposed Beneficial Ownership Register for overseas entities owning or buying UK property September 5, 2017

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What should you do to protect your assets from property fraud at the Land Registry? September 5, 2017

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Update: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (“MEES”) – what do they mean for landlords? September 5, 2017

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View from Regent Street January 25, 2017

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View from Fifth Avenue: Checkpoint on the world's most expensive retail street: when Presidential security interferes with revenue and the customer experience January 25, 2017

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Changes to right to rent November 1, 2016

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Airbnb: Bed, breakfast and breach October 28, 2016

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Disclosure of beneficial ownership June 16, 2016

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Stamp Duty Land Tax changes 1 April 2016 June 8, 2016

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Defective premises - mind your step June 8, 2016

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Does that picture look crooked to you? June 8, 2016

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Case Update: M&S loses £1.1m February 3, 2016

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1 February 2016: New Right to Rent checks take effect February 3, 2016

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Higher SDLT Rates to affect second time buyers after 1 April 2016 February 3, 2016

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Business Rates reform - Your chance to influence? April 23, 2015

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Helping us to help you April 16, 2015

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Business Rates Reform – Your Chance to Influence? March 31, 2015

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How will a reform on short-term use of residential properties affect London residents? March 23, 2015

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Policy reforms for EPC regulation in 2018 March 23, 2015

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Electronic Communications Code proposals withdrawn January 27, 2015

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Proposals revealed for new Electronic Communications Code January 16, 2015

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Royal Mail seek advance Break Clause guidance from the Court January 16, 2015

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Intra-group Assignments – What can a landlord expect from a parent company guarantor? November 26, 2014

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What rights does a telecommunications provider have to stay on my property? November 26, 2014

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When can I claim that my Landlord is unreasonably withholding consent? November 26, 2014

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Break Clauses: Tenants beware November 11, 2014

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What are you “letting” yourself in for? July 8, 2014

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Beware: ignoring capital allowances on fixtures could seriously damage your wealth! July 8, 2014

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Q&A: Is it true that minor outstanding breaches of a tenant’s covenants can amount to a sufficient reason for a landlord to refuse consent to an assignment of a lease? July 8, 2014

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Recent Court of Appeal decision in break case costs M&S £1.1m June 3, 2014

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Change is approaching for landlords April 9, 2014

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The Game Is Up March 5, 2014

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Q&A: I have heard that the law relating to chancel repair liability changed last year – does this mean that I no longer need to worry about it when buying or letting a new property? March 5, 2014

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Case update – Warnings for Landlords March 5, 2014

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Implementation of new rules in relation to the conversion of offices to residential property February 26, 2014

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Retail space: The new frontier in brand identity following Apple’s successful trade mark? April 22, 2013

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The Land Registration Act 2002 - Modernising this year April 18, 2013

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R22 – What Effect will the EU’s ban have on Commercial Property? April 18, 2013

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Law Commission recommends a new electronic communications code April 18, 2013

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“Quiet Enjoyment” – What does it really mean in a landlord & tenant relationship? April 18, 2013

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Q&A: I would like to terminate my lease using the tenant’s break right. Is there anything I should be aware of? April 18, 2013

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I am setting up a new business and need a small office space - what are my options? April 15, 2013

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Moving premises can become a nightmare! February 1, 2013

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‘The Green Deal’ started on 28 January January 28, 2013

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The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations – Changes to EPCs, DECs come into force January 25, 2013

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Administration – when is rent recoverable? January 25, 2013

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Reminder to Landlords – no presumption of 100% service charge recovery January 25, 2013

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Permission granted to convert offices to residential property without planning January 25, 2013

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Annual residential property tax January 24, 2013

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Service charge lease provisions - Top tips for tenants November 15, 2012

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Telecommunications – Hidden Issues for Tenants November 5, 2012

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Applying for a landlords consent to an assignment – getting it right November 5, 2012

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Q&A: End of Lease - Repair and delapidations October 17, 2012

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Round up of recent property case law July 17, 2012

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Some good news for landlords on Empty Rates Relief July 17, 2012

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Q&A: End of Lease - Repair and Dilapidations July 17, 2012

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Assignment of a lease does not by itself trigger the application of the TUPE Regulations July 17, 2012

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A fair taxation of residential property? July 17, 2012

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Flooding – property risks and management June 20, 2012

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Royal Assent for Crime of Squatting May 24, 2012

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Q&A: How do I get out of my lease? May 11, 2012

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Abercrombie & Fitch’s plans to open a new London childrenswear store on Savile Row has led to demonstrations. May 9, 2012

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New rules for Energy Performance Certificates April 23, 2012

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Q&A: Landlord surprises new tenant with £10,000 per annum rent increase April 23, 2012

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How the 2012 Budget affects property owners and tenants April 23, 2012

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A blow for Landlords? Pre-administration rent not a cost of administration April 20, 2012

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Asbestos Regulations 2012 are now in force April 20, 2012

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Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme Update! April 20, 2012

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Q&A Thinking about downsizing your business premises be aware of your lease break clause April 12, 2012

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What the Portas review could mean for town centre property owners January 31, 2012

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Changes affecting the property industry in 2012 January 31, 2012

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The London to Birmingham high speed rail link - is your property at risk? January 30, 2012

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SDLT basics on leasehold transactions and the penalties that may become payable in the event that a payment becomes overdue. January 30, 2012

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High Court case highlights for property tenants the potential for error in conditional break clauses January 30, 2012

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Improved powers transferred to Local Government: How does the Localism Act affect the Property Industry? December 23, 2011

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The new RICS Service Charge Code November 10, 2011

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Possible changes to capital allowances rules on fixtures affecting property buyers and businesses November 10, 2011

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Data Centres - the pursuit of power and its affect on rents November 9, 2011

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Consent to Underlet – How much is enough? November 8, 2011

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Squatting in residential buildings to become a crime November 7, 2011

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Negotiating the legal minefield of asbestos regulations November 1, 2011

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The "Aga Saga" Continued August 17, 2011

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Innocent misrepresentation leading to rescission of contract and return of deposit August 17, 2011

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Tenant Deposit Schemes not quite the protection we thought? August 17, 2011

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Details of four new Enterprise Zones announced August 17, 2011

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Transfer of ownership of private sewers August 17, 2011

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Setting up pop up shops June 8, 2011

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Pop-up restuarant rules May 11, 2011

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The success to building a market and retaining control over a brand April 15, 2011

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Meanwhile Use Leases April 11, 2011

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How to negotiate your lease terms January 31, 2011

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How much VAT should I charge my tenant or pay my landlord? January 20, 2011

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Equality Act 2010: Implications for property law January 20, 2011

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Former Tenant Liability January 20, 2011

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Breach of Contract; what is a material breach? January 20, 2011

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Surrender - Getting it right! January 20, 2011

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Empty rates relief; dramatic drop in qualifying rateable value December 15, 2010

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Tenants break notice is it validly served? November 22, 2010

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The Valuer Registration Scheme has been launched! November 10, 2010

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Miss Sixty CVA thrown out by High Court October 1, 2010

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Stamp Duty Land Tax rates to increase next year August 26, 2010

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Increase in the threshold for Assured Shorthold Tenancies August 26, 2010

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Shop until you Pop! August 26, 2010

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Rent during an administration? August 26, 2010

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Chancel repair liability; A curse for property owners! August 26, 2010

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Good Harvest update August 2, 2010

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Asbestos: Some Practical Advice July 30, 2010

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Radical rethink on town and village green applications May 27, 2010

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The Carbon Reduction Commitment May 26, 2010

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Business rates on empty premises cautionary advice for landlords! May 26, 2010

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HIP HIP HOORAY! May 26, 2010

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Is Your Guarantee Enforceable? May 26, 2010

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