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Residential Leasehold extensions – valuation and interpretation issues

Owners of leasehold flats have a statutory right to extend their lease under the Leasehold Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. The procedure of lease valuation is becoming increasingly complex…

Unwanted “Pop-ups” – what to do with Christmas Squatters

The decorations are up and Christmas trading is in full swing. Unfortunately, rogue traders are hoping to cash in on the Christmas spirit. Property owners and retailers need to take extra care…

Beware of the budget – a reminder to professionals to listen to your clients – Riva properties Ltd and Others v Foster + Partners Ltd [2017] EWHC 2574 (TCC)

Summary A Defendant firm of architects has recently been ordered to pay £3.6m to a Claimant for professional negligence arising out of a failure to advise on the cost of a design but were found…

UK Commercial Property held offshore in HRMC’s sights

This year’s autumn budget brings unwelcome news for foreign investors in UK commercial property. With effect from April 2019, capital gains realized by non-residents from disposals of UK…

Marks and Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and another – APPEAL DISMISSED

Further to my eBulletin dated 5 February 2015 the Supreme Court has now dismissed Marks and Spencer plc’s appeal and confirmed that landlords are not required to repay rent paid in advance which…

The dangers of signing pre-incorporation

If a person signs a contract on behalf of a company that is yet to be incorporated, then the person signing the contract can be liable as if it were the party specified in the contract. In a…

Less Red Tape – really? Real Estate Aspects of the Deregulation Act 2015

The Deregulation Act of 2015 came into force on 26 March 2015 as part of the Conservative government’s commitment to reducing the burden of red tape on businesses and individuals. Tucked away in a…

How Does A Break Right Contained Within A Lease Affect The Rent Due Thereunder?

Introduction A common feature of many leases in today’s commercial market is a break right permitting the Landlord, the Tenant or both parties to terminate the lease on a date before the…

Injunctions and Rights of Light – Reform of the Law (well almost)

The Law Commission has finally published its long awaited report on the reform of the law relating to rights of light. The report runs to some 243 pages and although the proposals are watered down…

motocross, money and human rights

It is not often that property litigation cases make headline news, however the Supreme Court decision of Coventry & others v Lawrence & others UKSC 13 does just that. Ignoring the important…