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In the ongoing battle against the burden of ‘empty property rates’, a further blow has been dealt to landlords in a recent court case.
The implications of the Google ruling will be relevant to all types of business — including real-estate businesses.
The government has recently announced that it will remove the £5,000 upper limit on fines imposed in the magistrates’ courts.
The power is back with the landlords. The dust has settled on two important Court of Appeal decisions relating to tenant’s break options.
A proposed restriction on a tenant’s use of its property has been struck down as void under competition law.
Since September 2012, it has been a criminal offence to squat in a residential building.
An application to register land as a town and village green was once a dangerous weapon that could be used by anyone to try and prevent redevelopment.
The County Court has ordered a new lease for a term of 10 years on lease renewal. The 10-year term is double the length requested by the tenant.
Instead of an outright ban on pre-packs, Teresa Graham wants to see a ‘clean-up’ involving ’major improvements on how [pre-packs] are administered’.
The recent Queen’s Speech has several impacts for developers and property professionals.
Break options are well-established and ripe fodder for disputes between landlords and tenants.
The Sheffield Forum for the Built Environment is a networking organisation for the property, development and construction industries.
The powers to construct and operate phase one of HS2 will be secured by means of a hybrid bill: the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill.
From April 2015 the government will extend capital gains tax (CGT) to gains made by non-resident individuals disposing of UK residential property.
Non-compliance with a mandatory requirement of a break clause will render it invalid. Tenant break options are a well-trodden battleground for landlords and tenants.
Following a benchmark Supreme Court ruling (Coventry v Lawrence  UKSC 13) fewer injunctions can be expected to remedy infringements of property rights.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the rule concerning release of guarantors created by an 1878 case remains good law.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed some fundamental points in relation to liability for dilapidations (Sunlife Europe Ltd v Tiger Aspect Holdings Ltd).
The tenant has left behind a number of items. What next? Can the landlord simply chuck them out? In short, the answer is no.
An administrator who uses premises for the purpose of the administration must pay rent as an expense accruing on a daily basis.