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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beauty is in the eye of the freeholder

15 Jul, 2021
Why retail premises owners are attracting beauty and cosmetics occupiers Beauty is big business.  The industry as a whole was estimated to be worth £27.2 billion in 2018, with...
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Breaking up is never easy (when vacant possession is in play)

12 Jul, 2021
The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court's decision in the case of Capitol Park Leeds Plc v Global Radio Services Limited.  A link to our original blog about the High...
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Property’s part in a Green Industrial Revolution

8 Jul, 2021
This year, the UK is set to host the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021. This is being hailed by The Guardian as “the most important global meeting...
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Pandemic Rent Suspension Clauses on Lease Renewals: Round 2

6 Jul, 2021
On 11 May 2021 we reported on the outcome of the WH Smith lease renewal proceedings. In WH Smith one of the issues the County Court had to consider was the manner in which a...
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Leasehold reform hits the headlines through changes in the operation of ground rent charges

25 Jun, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Ground rent reform has taken centre stage this week following the news that Persimmon Homes and Aviva have agreed to change the way they deal with ground rent charges. Read the...
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What the First Homes scheme might mean for UK housebuilders

23 Jun, 2021
First Homes may not be with us immediately but the requirement to provide them as part of the affordable housing package is looming over the horizon. What will First Homes be? This...
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Commercial rent arrears protections extended until March 2022

18 Jun, 2021
Following representations from the British Property Federation (BPF) and British Retail Consortium (BRC) amongst others, the government has announced that the statutory protection...
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