Landlord, Tennant and Property Articles

Who Pays the Rates?

When a company that is the tenant of a property goes into liquidation, it is normal for the liquidator to disclaim the lease on the...

The Duty to Manage Asbestos – HSE Guidance

According to statistics provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. Every year...

Termination of Leases – Tips for Landlords

When tenants seek to vacate premises, reduce the size of their premises or renegotiate their leases, problems can be created for landlords. Here are some tips...

Understanding Options

People who want to buy a property but do not currently have the means to do so, or who simply want to be guaranteed the...

Termination of Leases – Tips for Tenants

Break clauses in commercial leases have probably received more attention from tenants in the last year or so than at any time since the early...

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Council Obliged to Give Reasons for Approving Stadium DevelopmentJune 1, 2017

There is no statutory requirement for local authorities to give reasons for granting planning consent. However, an important Court of Appeal case concerning a football...

Penal Landlord and Tenant Agreement Struck Down by High CourtMay 10, 2017

Penal contractual terms that seek to impose exorbitant or unconscionable obligations are generally not worth the paper they are written on. The High Court found...

Can’t Agree a Commercial Rent? Court Steps InMay 8, 2017

Calculation of commercial rents is more of an art than a science and disputes are sadly common. However, as one case involving a Polish-themed bar...

Landlord Repairs Must Be Reasonable, Not Most EconomicalApril 20, 2017

A long leasehold tenant has had mixed fortunes in opposing a charge for more than £55,000 after her council landlord undertook a major programme of...

Ignore the Planners and See What HappensMarch 30, 2017

A landlord who decided to go ahead with a property development after the planners had turned it down ended up significantly worse off after he...

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