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Commercial landlords – Rent or possession?
Commercial landlords – Rent or possession?

It has been a tough year for the retail sector this year, with many retail tenants falling into arrears. When managing their portfolios, commercial landlords need to consider their remedies in such...

Landlords – don’t get caught out by the new EPC regulations
Landlords – don’t get caught out by the new EPC regulations

1st April 2018 sees the start of new minimum requirements for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for both commercial and residential landlords. These requirements are set out in the Minimum...

Are the costs of lease extensions about to be cut?
Are the costs of lease extensions about to be cut?

A landmark legal challenge with the Court of Appeal is due to be heard on Tuesday this week and, if successful, then the case could also benefit 2m households across England and Wales - with the...

New Permitted Development Rights – Light Industrial Use to Residential Use
New Permitted Development Rights – Light Industrial Use to Residential Use

Recent years have seen the introduction of a number of new permitted development rights, in particular for the change of use of buildings to dwellings in an effort to boost housing. To date, these...

 Are Tenants and Landlords in the dark about their rights and responsibilities?
Are Tenants and Landlords in the dark about their rights and responsibilities?

Having read an article from the Times newspaper today, it is very concerning to note that millions of residential tenants are unaware of the laws governing rented property According to research, 37%...

Consultation by RICS on service charges in commercial property
Consultation by RICS on service charges in commercial property

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has issued a consultation on the 4th edition of the RICS Code of Practice: Service charges in commercial property. The new edition is to be...

Mortgage Loan Documentation for use between family members or friends
Mortgage Loan Documentation for use between family members or friends

This document is a standard form secured loan agreement which can be used between family members or friends where the lender, in making the loan is not carrying on a regulated activity and does not...

Land Registry Updates
Land Registry Updates

First Registrations From 23 October 2017 customers using the Land Registry portal will receive the results of first registration applications online. This will only apply when : •...

Land Registry Change of Gender Form (CNG)
Land Registry Change of Gender Form (CNG)

The Land Registry has now published a new standard form to enable a registered owner to update their name in the register following a change of gender (form CNG) The form can only be used under...

Land Registry Update
Land Registry Update

In June 2016, the Land Registry piloted a digital mortgage service initially aimed at homeowners who were re-mortgaging. This initial pilot proved to be relatively successful with some positive...