Following the Grenfell tragedy, the use of aluminium and polyethylene cladding (ACM) was banned on high-rise buildings in excess of 18 metres, in December 2018. Rarely for the UK, the law was even enacted retrospectively to require the removal of ACMs on buildings constructed prior.
Teesside’s largest commercial law firm has played a key role in two deals totalling £9m which are set to have a major part in the regeneration of Middlesbrough’s town centre. The Endeavour Partnership has supported Middlesbrough Council’s acquisition of Captain Cook Square for £8m and the House of Fraser building for £1m. The purchases are […]
If you find yourself in the final year of the term of your business lease, you may be wondering about the process for staying put or moving on to pastures new. In this blog, we provide a summary of what might be involved.
As the Government continues to look for new ways to stimulate the economy and, in particular, the commercial property market following the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a significant change in planning law through alterations to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, as amended (“Use Classes Order”).
As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on the majority of businesses during the period of lockdown imposed by the UK Government, and will continue to do so whilst the lockdown is gradually eased and beyond. Even many businesses that saw little effect initially are beginning to see a slow […]
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 […]
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.
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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