Commercial Property News

Commercial Property - Questions and Answers

I am about to issue a claim against someone and I do not want that person to know my home address. Am I able to give my address as “care of” my solicitors?  The general rule is that a claimant must state on the Claim Form an address at...

Landlord Releases - The Pressure is On!

As a landlord, you might expect that once you have assigned your interest in a lease you will no longer be liable for any of the landlord covenants that you entered into when granting the lease. Unfortunately, the recent case of Reeves & Downing v...

Capital Allowances on Buildings

In The Hot Seat With Sara Crowther, Crowther Associates Chartered Accountants When a business calculates the profits on which it must pay tax it cannot deduct capital expenditure.  One exception to this rule is capital allowances.  These allow a...

New appointments to property team at Hughes Paddison

Hughes Paddison in Cheltenham is very pleased to confirm the appointment of Andrew Turner, Joanne Lacey and Nadia Santry into the property team. In addition we have also taken on invaluable support and administration staff to bolster the service offered...

Are you making the most of your Capital Tax Allowances?

Capital Tax Allowances are an often overlooked means of reducing a firm’s tax liability. Indeed industry estimates suggest that as many as 90% of commercial properties are unclaimed on and that the tax relief can amount to as much as 30% of the...

Preparing to Sell a Leasehold Apartment

Jane Witek of Hughes Paddison’s residential property team strongly recommends that you appoint solicitors as soon as you put your property on the market and request that they start to put together the leasehold information which will be required by...

Service Charges - Tips on how to avoid problems and save money

Paul Engelbrecht of Hughes Paddison Solicitors advises that there is an ever increasing debate on service charge issues between commercial occupiers trying to maximise savings, and landlords trying to recover as much as possible.  Both parties have to...

Hughes Paddison welcomes Paul Engelbrecht

Gloucestershire law firm Hughes Paddison is delighted to announce the arrival to the company of a new Director, Paul Engelbrecht, to strengthen its established team of lawyers and to contribute to the firm’s ongoing success. Paul Engelbrecht will...

Property fraud - how can I avoid being a victim?

Fraudsters are increasingly attempting to acquire “title” to property and thereby ownership by impersonating the registered owner or attempting to transfer the property into their own name.  Often the objective of the fraudster is to...

Commercial Landlords & Tenants - Contracted-out tenancies: what happens at the end of them?

In leases of commercial property when the lease comes to an end the tenant normally has the right to a new lease.  In more recent years landlords have elected to have their leases contracted out of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, which means that...
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