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Important new obligations on landlords, with penalties for non-compliance.
This is the second of three articles discussing changes in the law applying to the termination of assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs).
This is the first of three articles discussing changes in the law applying to the termination of ASTs.
A significant judgment for both developers and local planning authorities, although the court did not go as far as to state that monitoring fees would be unlawful in all instances.
Shoosmiths will report on and register all of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s landholdings following a tender process.
In challenging and uncertain trading conditions, turnover rents have become a common method of reviewing rent in the retail sector.
Yes: the court has held that although a person squatting in a residential building is committing a criminal offence this does not prevent him relying on his criminal act when applying to register title on the basis of adverse possession.
Shoosmiths has advised Hewlett Packard on a new lease of 68,000sq ft of Grade A office space in the City of London, at 1 Aldermanbury Square.
A new protocol for applications for consent to assign or sublet has been drafted to apply to commercial property in England and Wales.
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
There has been concern for some years that a low EPC rating may prevent a commercial property in England and Wales from being let in the future.
Shoosmiths has expanded its real estate offering with the hire of four senior lawyers in Manchester: Ruth Clare, Sam Grange, Garry King and Alison Howarth.
If a landlord grants a licence allowing its tenant to assign its lease, but a deed of assignment is never completed, what is the status of the proposed assignee if it goes into occupation?
The government introduced draft legislation in January 2015 to prevent the use of reductions of capital by target companies using takeover schemes of arrangement.
Shoosmiths has advised Consilia Investments on its co-investment with members of the target’s management, into a newco and the company’s subsequent acquisition of Allied Textiles from Chamonix Private Equity.
Shoosmiths advises property consultants GBR Phoenix Beard on its acquisition of Optic Asset Management.
This article considers market trends that have developed over the last 12 months, as well as developments in law and regulation which will continue to impact lenders in the year ahead.
In the past five years planning promotion agreements – also known as land promotion agreements – have become popular with both landowners and developers as an alternative to option agreements.
The Scottish Government has announced revised rates for residential properties under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).
Will the new possession powers for ASB still allow orders against a tenant who is not the perpetrator?
When seeking a possession order due to antisocial behaviour, landlords rely on discretionary ground 2 Housing Act 1985 or ground 14 Housing Act 1988, depending on the type of landlord.