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Small Business Data Protection Law Compliance ChecklistJanuary 8, 2019

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) publishes a great deal of useful information for all organisations on data protection and compliance with data protection law. The ICO...

Removing or Modifying Covenants Over LandAugust 17, 2017

  Covenants over property are a potential nightmare for developers but fortunately there are circumstances in which a covenant can be removed. If the beneficiaries of the...

SIPPs and Your Business PropertyAugust 17, 2017

The Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) was introduced in order to give people far more control over how their pension pots are invested and have proven...

Procedural Failure Means Court of Appeal Hearing for RTM CompanyJuly 13, 2017

The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 gives tenants of qualifying premises the right to have the landlord's management functions transferred to a right to...

Annoyed With a Tenant? Don’t Take the Law Into Your Own Hands!July 4, 2017

The law protects tenants against mistreatment and landlords who ignore their tenants' rights are courting disaster. In one case that strikingly proved the point, a...

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Construction Act Changes

On 1 October 2011, changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (normally called the Construction Act) came into force. These apply to...

Data Protection Guidance for Landlords

The Information Commissioner's best practice guide for landlords - written to to assist them in complying with the Data Protection Act can be downloaded from...

Landlords – Dealing With Pre-Pack Tenants

Businesses in financial difficulties are increasingly seeking ways of ridding themselves of extra costs and, in many cases, premises let in more promising economic times...

Mixed Premises – Legal Status

Living ‘above the shop’ is quite common in the small business sector and where the premises are rented, the lease will cover both the business...

Options and Pre-emption Rights

Prospective purchasers and vendors of land frequently wish to ‘lock in’ the other party to the deal and the means by which this is done...

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