Boundary and Rights of Way Disputes – A Better Way To Resolve Them

20th September 2017

Without attracting much attention, a new piece of legislation that will improve the way in which we resolve boundary disputes is making its way through Parliament. The Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill looks set to come into force in … Continue reading

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A Side Letter to a Lease; a valuable accessory for Vivienne Westwood

3rd July 2017

When negotiating a lease, a landlord may agree to certain concessions to attract and secure a desirable tenant.  The agreement is often personal between the landlord and tenant, and documented by way of confidential side letter.  In the recent case … Continue reading

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The Food and Drink Sector Post-Brexit

12th June 2017

The long-term effects of last summer’s ‘Brexit’ vote are almost impossible to predict in terms of our relationship with the European Union but the one already visible by-product is the weakening in the pound. The falling pound creates problems for … Continue reading

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

27th January 2017

Brief Property: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards It’s just over a year before new regulations covering energy efficiency of properties come into force. The minimum EPC rating – Level E – will apply to all new leases from 1 April 2018 … Continue reading

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Autumn Breakfast Seminar

7th June 2019

Following on from our popular spring breakfast seminar, our next breakfast seminar takes place in September and this time will focus on commercial property development. Continue reading

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Buying and selling a small business: What to expect and how to prepare

3rd June 2019

Whether you are selling a business that you have developed and worked hard at, or you are embarking on a new venture or lifestyle change, you should make sure that you are fully prepared and protected. Most small business transfers … Continue reading

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) – 10 Things you always wanted to know about EPCs

4th October 2016

  The Requirement -EPC’s have been a requirement on the construction, sale or letting of a building since the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.   What it does – An EPC … Continue reading

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The importance of getting the contract wording right

17th May 2018

The devil really is in the details and, when you don’t get the basics right, all manner of issues can arise from it. Take the case of Persimmon Homes Ltd v Hillier [2018] EWHC 221 (Ch) as an example. A … Continue reading

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Landlords beware: Your obligations under the new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015

20th October 2015

As of 1 October 2015, all landlords in the private rental sector in England will have to fit and test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their rental properties under with the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. … Continue reading

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The legacy of Henry VIII – changes to Chancel Repair Liability

14th August 2013

By way of background, chancel repair liability has its origins dating as far back as the reforms set in place by King Henry VIII. In simple terms, a chancel repair liability is a requirement for a landowner to pay for … Continue reading

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