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The pitfalls of rent-free periods and lease variations

Paul Engelbrecht
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We have advised several landlord and tenant clients over the past few weeks relating to the options available if tenants are unable to pay rents on time, proposing solutions for both parties. Tenants are rushing to landlords seeking a temporary rental...

Commercial Property Department has a record year

Paul Engelbrecht
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The Commercial Property Department at Hughes Paddison has achieved new heights over the previous 12 months in terms of deal value, new client wins, and service levels. Paul Engelbrecht (Head of Department) commented that “Our Team has worked extremely...

Coronavirus: the effect on the Commercial Property Sector

Paul Engelbrecht
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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the commercial property sector and there is now close scrutiny as to how the market will cope.  Paul Engelbrecht at Hughes Paddison Solicitors has given his predictions for what life after lockdown in...

Opportunities for Landlords and Tenants in a time of crisis?

Paul Harris
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Very few people need to be reminded that the UK and the world are facing a challenge not seen in over 100 years with the threat of Covid-19. Governments are understandably treating this with a considerable degree of seriousness and are encouraging...

The Risk of Radon

Leah Vincent
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When purchasing a property, an enquiry a Solicitor will make is whether the property is in a Radon Affected Area. There are Radon hotspots all over the UK with more than 1% of properties in any given area affected by Radon. Radon is a naturally occurring...

Car parking-a legal right?

Paul Harris
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Car parking is a contentious issue at the best of times. We have all witnessed tempers fray as one motorist swiftly pulls in to a space that another motorist had been patiently waiting to come free in a public car park. The other timeless classic-residents...

ACCESSING NEIGHBOURING LAND FOR REPAIRS

Neil  Belcher
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If you need to access a neighbour’s land to carry out repairs to your property then hopefully the adjoining land owner will simply grant you access in a neighbourly way. If, however, they will not give you access then contained within your title deeds...

Security of Tenure - A Brief Guide to Sections 24 to 28

Paul Harris
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One of the most common, but important, references to statutory legislation within commercial Leases is in respect of the exclusion of Sections 24 to 28 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.  It is extremely common to see reference to the exclusion of...

TURNING YOUR BUSINESS PROPERTY INTO YOUR PENSION

Neil  Belcher
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Professionals or businesses who own the premises from which they operate can benefit hugely from putting their commercial property into a self-invested pension pot (SIPP). Once in the SIPP the property can be let to the business at a market rent.  The...

A growing issue knot without its problems

Paul Harris
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Japanese Knotweed has become one of the most talked about and prevalent issues in property transactions over recent years. The mere mention of the dreaded plant is enough to put buyers, sellers, lenders and conveyancers on edge. Not without just cause...

BREAK CLAUSES: A TRAP FOR THE UNWARY TENANT

Neil  Belcher
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  Tenants of commercial Leases must be extremely careful when exercising a break option under their Lease. Quite often the break clause in the Lease is drafted heavily in favour of the landlord and the break clause itself is conditional on certain...

The new communications code

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  Connected or still on hold? The Digital Economy Act 2017 (the “ New Act ”) has brought a much needed revision to the archaic and overcomplicated Electronic Communications Code 1984 (the “ Old Act ”). The New Act will...