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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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Office Relocation? Employers, check your mobility clauses

11 Dec 2020

Currently, many employers may be considering office relocations to downsize their office space owing to pandemic related reductions in headcount, changes in staff working practices, or a need to reduce outgoings. There are many issues for them to consider that will include their lease or licence obligations but one such issue is whether they are entitled to insist that their employees work from a different office location.

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Covid Clauses

03 Dec 2020

As a result of the coronavirus crisis, it is common now to see the introduction of clauses into contracts for the sale or purchase of homes which provide for what might happen if completion of the sale or purchase of a property is delayed or prevented by an event caused by, or arising from, a Coronavirus epidemic or pandemic. This includes, for example, absences of individuals through illness, quarantining, mandatory Government measures, disruption to postal or other services. These types of clauses are loosely known as ‘Covid clauses’.

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Note for Employers: Holiday Entitlement during Furlough

03 Dec 2020

We are being asked by our Employer clients whether their employees are entitled to take holiday during any period of furlough and the answer is that employees on furlough can take holiday without disrupting their furlough under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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