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Empty Commercial Premises: Some Issues for Landlords to Consider

17 Feb 2021

Driven by pandemic related factors, some commercial landlords are facing the unwelcome prospect of their commercial premises becoming empty, for example, as a result of tenants absconding, becoming insolvent, making the decision to surrender their leases, successfully exercising break clauses, not applying for new leases or withdrawing applications for new leases.

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Business Rates

11 Feb 2021

Commercial property landlords have much to consider in relation to what to do about tenants who are struggling to pay the rent. We have considered some relevant issues in recent blogs.

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Residential Landlords: Seeking Possession?

12 Jan 2021

Our residential landlord clients will have been paying close attention to developments this year in regard to any efforts to obtain possession of their properties from tenants and they may be aware that there are new extended notice periods in place applicable to serving ‘Section 21’ notices and ‘Section 8’ notices.

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Probate: Warning for Personal Representatives

06 Jan 2021

Under section 25 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925, the duties of Personal Representatives include a duty to collect and get in the estate of the deceased and where appropriate to convert any assets of the estate into money. This may involve selling the deceased’s home.

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Use Class E for Easier!

11 Dec 2020

Our commercial landlord and tenant clients should be aware of recent changes which have come in to force that give more flexibility to change the planning use of commercial premises.  Commercial property had been split into various separate Use Classes for example A1 and A2 which covered shops and retail as well as professional use of a premises, A3 which covered restaurants, cafes and similar establishments and B1 for office use.

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