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Commercial Property

Lease Code 2020: A new standard for negotiating business leases

Landlords and tenants negotiating leases after 1st September 2020 will need to be aware of the Lease Code 2020 (“the 2020 Code”) which replaces the voluntary Lease Code 2007, and in doing so brings about a raft of changes for RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) members, surveyors and RICS regulated firms. Part of the […]

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Cladding after Grenfell Tower – who foots the bill?

The aftermath and focus of the post Grenfell Tower inquiry was very much on cladding. The rapidity and ferocity of the fire instantly put a national emphasis on the specification of cladding on high-rise buildings.

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Advice on the legal issues faced by commercial tenants during the pandemic

Government policy to manage the COVID- 19 crisis and a desire for businesses to trade responsibly by protecting their employees and customers has affected virtually all businesses operating from commercial property in the past few months.

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Our property team are paying it forward during lockdown

As we continue working from home, our Commercial Property team have volunteered their spare time over the next week of lockdown to give a little back to our community.

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Deep cleaning – is it a landlord’s obligation?

On the 10th May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said “you should go to work if you can’t work from home. And to ensure you are safe… we have been working to establish new guidance to make workplaces COVID-secure.” A core principle of the new guidance is the ‘deep cleaning’ of the working environment.

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There are places I remember…

The Tees Valley and the surrounding area is a great place to live and work and we all have our favourite things to do and places to visit. Whilst the nation is following government advice and socially isolating, some of our favourite places are not yet accessible.

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Increased Protection for Commercial Tenants during the Coronavirus Pandemic

In addition to the measures announced in the Coronavirus Act 2020, to protect commercial tenants, the Government has announced further plans to allow for even greater safeguards.

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Guidance on Energy Performance Certificates during COVID-19

Guidance has been published regarding the requirement for an Energy Performance Certificates (“EPC”) when marketing a property during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Residential Property Owners – are you caught by the new CGT rules?

As a result of a recent change in the rules, anyone[1] selling residential property (other than their principal private residence) in the UK will, from 6 April 2020, have to: Report any gain made as a result of the sale; and Pay any Capital Gains Tax (CGT) due within 30 days after the disposal. This […]

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Protection for Business Tenants during Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus Act 2020, an emergency piece of legislation drafted in only a matter of days, achieved Royal Assent earlier this week, meaning it is now law.

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