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The importance of being an Officer of the Court

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Looking for a career in the Law? The importance of being an Officer of the Court – Partner Khalid Mughal writes about one of the fundamental principles of being a solicitor. Solicitors are first and foremost Officers of the Court. The Solicitors...

Three key clauses for Commercial Property Tenants to keep an eye on during the term of their lease

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Entering into a new lease as a commercial property tenant can be a daunting experience and it may be difficult to understand which parts of your Lease are key to understand throughout your occupation. You may feel that once your lease has completed and you...

A Landlord's Guide to Dealing with Commercial Tenants

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As a landlord in the UK, dealing with commercial tenants can be a complex and challenging task. There are many different aspects that need to be considered. Landlords need to understand the legal framework, review the rights and obligations that should be...

Death of a shareholder - what happens to the shares?

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There are documents which need to be considered following the death of a shareholder of a limited company to establish how their shares will be dealt with. Articles of Association Provisions which govern what the personal representative can do with the...

How to evict a commercial tenant

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If you are a landlord of a commercial property, you may find yourself in the situation where you need to evict a tenant and take back possession of your property. This area of the law can be complicated - the best way to proceed will depend on your specific...

Advice for commercial landlords and tenants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every industry in the UK, with many businesses experiencing a severe strain on their cashflow as a result. While commercial tenants may be struggling to pay rent in full and on a regular basis, their landlord could...

Terms a Tenant should negotiate with a Landlord for a new Commercial Lease

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If you are considering entering into a lease of commercial premises it is important to be well prepared. There are many things to consider when you begin negotiating the main terms of the lease and failure to consider these items at the outset can make...

Coronavirus and Commercial Leases: retail tenants should check the small print

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As a fresh wave of lockdown measures cut across the UK, retail tenants may be experiencing new concerns about how to pay the rent, but another ticking timebomb is the viability of their landlords. Even before the pandemic, the high street was...

Exit Strategy: how to terminate a Rental Agreement early

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In certain circumstances, businesses may find they have premises or parts of premises that are surplus to requirements. Having entered into a contractually binding rental agreement, it may not always be a straight forward process to end that...

Potential Stamp Duty Land Tax Trap

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Many owners of leasehold commercial properties will be aware that Stamp Duty Land Tax is often payable when you enter into that lease. Whether Stamp Duty is payable depends on a number of factors including the length of the term and the amount of...

Business Sales - Why you can't just sell and walk away

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When business owners reach the difficult and often emotional decision to sell a business which they have either started or grown, they might think that once the deal is done they can leave the business in the capable hands of the new owner and move on to...

Positive growth in Commercial Property

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Positive Signs of Growth in Commercial Property Transactions According to a report published in June 2019 based on Land Registry data, there are currently positive signs of growth in the commercial property sector. The report published by Search Acumen...

Limited Companies - Harrods, Dyson, You?

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Harrods and electrical pioneer Dyson use the same business model as the local tradesman with a van displaying ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’. Yes, really! This exceptional commercial tool is suitable for businesses of a...

Our Commercial Property Case Studies

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The commercial department continues to deal with a varied range of property and corporate transactions including: Luxury Barns Project Specialist commercial property solicitor Jane Laird represented a developer who...