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Advice for first time commercial property tenants

02 Aug 2019

Recently we have helped a handful of new businesses take on their first commercial tenancies. Of all the advice we gave, it was the breakdown of costs that our clients most appreciated.

So we thought it would be useful to list the costs that, upon completion of a lease, a commercial tenant is responsible for...

 

2019 Landlord Roadshow

31 Jul 2019

We are delighted to be co-hosting the Landlord Roadshow at The Forum in Norwich on Wednesday 25thSeptember from 6pm to 9pm.​

Established as the region’s premier property investment event, the Roadshow features expert speakers in all aspects of property investment. Our commercial property partner, Dan Evans, will be speaking alongside key personnel from Arnolds Keys, M+A Partners and Mortgage Advice Bureau.​

How to protect your property from fraud

31 Jul 2019

Internet fraud, online scams, ‘phishing’ emails– most of us are, sadly, all too aware of the many different ways that we can become a victim of fraud. But very few of us are aware that our status as a property owner also means that we are at risk of fraud…

Realistically, property fraud is less likely when you live in the property that you own. The risk is heightened if you own a portfolio of properties that are let out or remain empty for any time. 

Pre-nups - all you need to know

31 Jul 2019

For many years pre-nuptial agreements have been thought of as only for the rich and famous. However, in many cases, a ‘pre-nup’ can be a very sensible thing to consider.​

What is a pre-nuptial agreement and why might it be useful for me?

Where a couple plans to marry, a pre-nuptial agreement sets out what they would want to happen to any property, debts, income and other assets either bought together or individually, or that they brought into their relationship, if the relationship ends.
 

HMO Licences - ignore at your peril

31 Jul 2019

I saw a very interesting story on the BBC recently, which reminded me of the perils awaiting any landlord not obtaining a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence.

In the Tribunal’s decision in Leeds, a landlord was ordered to repay 12 months rent in the sum of £15,000 to his tenants because he failed to obtain a HMO Licence.

An HMO is a building or part of a building if it is:

Alienation

24 Jun 2019

Partner Dan Evans considers the options open to tenants if they want to leave their lease before the end of the contractual period.  

What is an LPA – and do I really need one?

13 Jun 2019

Partner Michelle Collins explains why we should all have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place...

Looking to rent your first commercial premises? Read on...

13 Jun 2019

Juliet Farrington-Breeze, a Trainee Solicitor in our commercial property department, answers common questions about renting commercial premises.

Answering questions around intestacy

12 Jun 2019

Partner Michelle Collins answers some questions around the subject of intestacy (if you die without a Will).

Coming full circle - the death of Section 21 Notices?

12 Jun 2019

Senior Solicitor Gary Leverett considers the government's proposal to abolish the Section 21 Notice procedure.

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