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Options for leaseholders - the Right to Manage

19 Oct, 2021
Whilst we await the next steps in relation to the reinvigoration of Commonhold, leaseholders that are unhappy with the management of their building may wish to consider the Right...
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Real estate blog

A whole (re)new world - Forfeiture clauses in business lease renewals

19 Oct, 2021
As the immediate pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic recede, attention in the commercial real estate sector is beginning to focus on managing future pandemic risk and in particular...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Prince Philip’s Will to be sealed for at least 90 years

15 Oct, 2021
If a Grant of Probate is needed to administer your estate, your Will becomes a public document when the Grant is issued. The government keep an online public register which can be...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

How mental health disorders are treated in the context of Will validity claims – Bereavement

14 Oct, 2021
Much like the rest of society, the legal world is evolving to better understand the impact and effect of mental health disorders. Using examples, this blog series will explore how...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Who pays in a will dispute?

6 Oct, 2021
An important question for those involved in ligation is who will be responsible for the costs? The recent case of Goodwin v Avison [2021] offers a helpful reminder of the general...
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Real estate blog

A bumpy road to electric avenue

4 Oct, 2021
With unrelenting queues at the fuel pumps this past week, the time for the electric vehicle (EV) may well and truly have landed. From individuals ‘doing their bit’ to a huge...
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Real estate blog

Further commercial rent arrears victory awarded to landlords

1 Oct, 2021
In previous posts we have commented on High Court cases brought by landlords for judgment in respect of arrears of rent accruing during the Covid pandemic. In both the TFS...
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Media & technology blog

What is new for international data transfers?

28 Sep, 2021
Following the decision in the Schrems II case in July 2020, the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) have been subject to review both in the EU and in the UK.    New EU...
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Real estate blog

Escalating ground rents after Competition and Markets Authority v Countryside Properties

28 Sep, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
On September 15th 2021, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) reached an agreement with Countryside Properties concerning escalating ground rents. It follows recent...
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Real estate blog

Moratorium on statutory demands extended for commercial landlords

28 Sep, 2021
The UK Government has recently announced some transitional measures to extend the restrictions on the use of winding up petitions. These measures come into force on 1 October, and...
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Real estate blog

Law Society guidance on the EWS1 form for building safety and cladding issues

24 Sep, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
In early August the Law Society released new guidance to help home buyers and sellers understand building safety and cladding issues. The Law Society guidance can be found here. We...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Court of Protection best interest decision for Covid 19 Patient

16 Sep, 2021
In circumstances where an individual lacks capacity and requires serious medical treatment, it will fall to a ‘decision maker’ (such as an attorney or deputy) to make medical...
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Real estate blog

What does the future hold now for the government’s planning reforms?

16 Sep, 2021
The future of the government’s planning reforms seems uncertain with reports in national newspapers over the last week suggesting that the government is set to ditch many of the...
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Real estate blog

Return to pre-pandemic notice periods for seeking possession of residential tenancies

13 Sep, 2021
With the world slowly returning to some sort of normality, the extra regulations which have been imposed on landlords in respect of residential possession are starting to fall...
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Commercial leasing post-pandemic: the pros and cons of flexibility

6 Sep, 2021
The question of how the retail and hospitality sectors will emerge from lockdown has been widely debated. A recent survey by Barclays Corporate Banking suggests that 40% of...
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Real estate blog

Report on Government's Call For Evidence on Commercial Rents

9 Aug, 2021
In April 2021, the UK Government invited the views of the property industry to help answer the question of how to deal with rent arrears that have accrued during the...
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Real estate blog

Rethinking office space for hybrid working

9 Aug, 2021
As hybrid working becomes the new normal for many organisations, offices are being re-configured to accommodate flexible and co-working styles which in some cases is leaving...
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Media & technology blog

How technology can help support employee wellbeing as companies move to hybrid and remote working models: A case study of Tahora

4 Aug, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Teams and Zoom have made remote working possible, but can technology play a wider role in supporting employees as working models change? Can it help bridge the gap created by...
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Real estate blog

Adapting to ground rent reform – the developer and investor perspective

3 Aug, 2021
This Autumn, the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rents) Bill is anticipated to be enacted. In leases granted after this time, landlords will be no longer be able to recover ground rent...
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Media & technology blog

Making hybrid work: How Yoyo has embraced technology and new ways of working to stay creative

28 Jul, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
As part of our hybrid working campaign, we’re speaking to industry leaders from a variety of sectors to find out how their working styles have adapted during the pandemic. In...
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