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Climate Change and its impact on the Office Market

Swathes of wildfires in Siberia, Africa, North America and Southern Europe. Landslides in Japan. Intense tropical storms in Florida and Haiti. Fatal flooding in Germany and Turkey. These are just a few of the extreme weather events of 2021 thought to have been caused by Global Climate Change according to scientists. As a result, there […]

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Covid tenant protection provisions – what next?

The government has introduced and then extended protection for tenants as part of the unprecedented provisions to soften the impact of Covid-19. This principally means that, until 30 September 2020, to recover rent from a defaulting tenant, landlords cannot resort to the usual steps of commencing recovery proceedings, forfeiting the lease or applying for wind […]

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That’s VAT!

The VAT element of a commercial property transaction is important for all parties involved (buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and of course their respective solicitors) and it is critical for VAT to be addressed at the outset of every transaction and, crucially, to be specifically addressed in the contract itself. A commercial property developer/landlord is able […]

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Hoseasons Conference 2014

Last week Nick and Aimee from the Holiday and Home Parks Team attended the Hoseasons Conference at the Celtic Manor in Wales. There were in excess of 400 delegates at the Conference and it was a great opportunity to meet with operators in the industry and other professionals who provide a wide range of services […]

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Guarantor’s liabilities

Whenever a guarantor is party to a lease, it is critical that any subsequent changes to the lease are correctly documented and the guarantor has signed up to any such variations. In the recent well reported case of Topland Portfolio No. 1 Ltd v Smiths News Trading Ltd [2014]the Court of Appeal held that a guarantor had […]

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The Green Deal Scheme

In January 2013, the Government launched the Green Deal  to overhaul the UK’s inefficient housing stock whilst reducing energy bills. It is designed to allow households and businesses to make energy efficient improvements such as double glazing at no upfront cost. Instead, repayments are made over time through electricity bills. All households are eligible to […]

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The Government’s response to better deal for mobile home owners consultation

The Government has recently released its response to the Select Committee Report entitled a Better Deal for Mobile Home Owners and has concluded that the Report confirms ‘there are serious problems with the sector’ and that ‘malpractice is widespread’. This is perhaps unexpected. The main conclusions reached by the Government are as follows: SALE BLOCKING […]

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