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Commercial Property Law

Payment Diversion Fraud with Conveyancing

Criminals are actively targeting property purchases with the aim of tricking you into transferring them your house deposit and/or the balance of purchase monies to them. These schemes can be highly sophisticated and almost…

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Top 10 tips for negotiating a commercial lease

Coronavirus – Restrictions on Forfeiting a Commercial Lease

The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on all of us and on the UK economy. Many businesses are unable to operate normally. They may have been forced to close and/or seen a…

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Personal Guarantees in commercial lending and the need for independent legal advice

Owners of businesses operating as corporate entities will be familiar with the use of personal guarantees when taking out commercial loans. Anyone who has been asked to act as a guarantor will also know…

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Restrictive Covenants and the Development of Land

It is often wrongly assumed that the grant of planning permission removes any further barriers from development progress. One must also consider the impact of any restrictive covenants on the land. Which may exist…

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Buying and Selling a Business

Lease vs. Licence – What Is Best?

Commercial landlords looking to rent out their property can do so in a number of ways. Deciding the best means of renting out your property will depend on the circumstances and requirements for each…

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Is a Tenant Responsible for repairs and maintenance

Is a Tenant Responsible for Repairs and Maintenance in Commercial Property?

If you are an existing business owner who operates from leased business premises, then you should be only too aware of the extent of your repairing obligations under your lease. If you are setting…

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Buying and Selling a Business

Sellers Beware – New Rules for Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of Property

New Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules are due to take effect in April 2020. They will have a dramatic impact on those looking to sell or dispose of certain properties in the UK. CGT…

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Top 10 tips for negotiating a commercial lease

Top 5 Tips for Negotiating a Commercial Lease

Forewarned is forearmed, and no truer word can be said when it comes to the art of negotiation. And negotiating a commercial lease is no different. For a tenant, your lease may well one…

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Break Clauses: The Key to a Flexible Commercial Property Lease

In the current economic climate, especially with Brexit on the immediate horizon in 2019, depending on the nature of your business and outlook, ensuring flexibility when it comes to commercial leases can prove highly…

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Negotiating a smart and flexible commercial lease

For any business owner, taking on a commercial lease is a big move, whether that be a new lease or a renewal of an existing one.  It is essential when entering into a commercial…

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