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First Judgment on Commercial Rent Arrear dispute involving Covid-19 issues

16 Apr, 2021
The first reported decision on tenant liability to pay rent during the Covid pandemic has been published.  In Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft v TFS Stores Limited (2021) the...
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Covid-19 & Commercial Rents

15 Apr, 2021
The UK Government calls for evidence to answer the all-important question; what should happen after 30 June 2021? Have your say on how to deal with the rent arrears build-up  ...
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Tips for retail occupiers agreeing turnover rents

13 Apr, 2021
An article by Retail Gazette at the beginning of 2021 questioned whether ‘turnover rent has become the new future for retail’ and suggested the traditional lease model is...
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Decarbonising the built environment: the path to net zero 2050

6 Apr, 2021
Amidst our efforts to achieve net zero by 2050 (2045 for Scotland), the recent announcement of the scrapping of the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme does not breed confidence that...
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What remedies does a commercial landlord currently have for non-payment of rent?

1 Apr, 2021
Forfeiture The Coronavirus Act 2020 ("the Act") became law on 25 March 2020.  Section 82 of the Act contains a moratorium on landlords' ability to forfeit leases of commercial...
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Private landlords face electrifying regulations from 1 April 2021

19 Mar, 2021
On 17 July 2020, we published an article on the introduction of the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 (the "Regulations"). ...
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Government reforms make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to buy their homes

11 Jan, 2021
On 7 January 2021 in a widely reported press release issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced...
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A break from reality?

11 Dec, 2020
Capitol Park Leeds plc v Global Radio Services Limited Not another case involving a disputed break clause in a commercial lease?  Yes, although this one comes with a twist, which...
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Government reform to future proof our housing

8 Dec, 2020
Newly built houses in the UK are getting smaller, this is an indisputable fact. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, it is also the case that we have...
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Update on External Wall Fire Review (Form EWS1)

2 Dec, 2020
On 17 January 2020 we published an article on the introduction of Form EWS1 which was introduced to provide certainty and clarity post Grenfell on the make-up of external wall...
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Property Week: Landlords must act reasonably when pursuing possession proceedings

27 Oct, 2020
The stay on possession proceedings has finally been lifted, however, the process is now longer and more complex that it was before the stay began. The Court has brought in...
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Consultation: A call for the views of land development professionals

12 Oct, 2020
In August, the Government issued a consultation paper entitled ‘Transparency and competition: A call for evidence on data on land control’ . The final date for submission of...
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Update on possession proceedings

22 Sep, 2020
  After a long six months, the stay on possession proceedings has finally been lifted. However, this does not mean an immediate return to normality. Instead, there are yet...
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Practice (Direction 55C) makes perfect?

31 Jul, 2020
First came Practice Direction 51Z; then Practice Direction 55.29; and now (drum roll please) Practice Direction 55C ("PD 55C").  PD 55C comes into effect on 23 August 2020 and...
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Close encounters of the third kind - commonhold

29 Jul, 2020
Will the proposed changes to commonhold make it a viable "third estate" for structuring home ownership and mixed use developments? We are all, to a greater or lesser degree...
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Land Registry and electronic signatures update

28 Jul, 2020
There is no escape from the fallout caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and our world-rated, venerable HM Land Registry is no exception. Founded over 150 years ago, HMLR has clung...
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"Watt" now?

17 Jul, 2020
So much has, quite rightly, been going on in relation to Covid-19 recently that it seems that is all we have been talking about.  The good news is that there is now something else...
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The future of real estate for business

6 Jul, 2020
Coping with Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of change in the way we use our spaces. Behavioural cycles that might have taken years to complete are taking months.   How we...
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BRYDG complete three financing deals with legal advice from Cripps Pemberton Greenish

4 Jun, 2020
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Cripps Pemberton Greenish is delighted to have advised BRYDG Capital Limited on three financing deals in quick succession.  The transactions included an £11m development facility...
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Planning for the future

5 May, 2020
In recent weeks the planning system and the property world has adapted relatively quickly to the new world we are living in with coronavirus. New legislation was brought in swiftly...
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