Commercial Property e-news

Never overlook construction documents

Napthens - May 3rd 2017
In a series of articles, Leigh Child, Senior Associate in the Construction team at Napthens, looks at the importance of construction documents underpinning a commercial development from both the perspective of the developer, and starting with interested parties such as purchaser, tenants and funders.
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Side Letters – warning to landlords

Napthens - May 3rd 2017
The recent case of Vivienne Westwood Limited v Conduit Street Developments Limited could have a significant effect on the application and enforcement of Side Letters to commercial leases.
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Planning Promotion Agreements

Napthens - February 22nd 2017
With the Government committed to providing more housing and a relaxation in local planning laws, our team is seeing an increasing trend in the use of Planning Promotion Agreements.
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Dilapidations – bring it on!

Napthens - February 22nd 2017
It’s a common scenario: A commercial “FRI” lease is about to end (or has already ended), the landlord inspects the property and finds that its idea of “full repairing” is a million miles away from the tenant’s.
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Leases: when breaking goes bad!

Napthens - December 2nd 2016
The High Court has recently held that a tenant failed to exercise its right to break a commercial lease, due to not complying with obligations to give vacant possession due to their failure to remove partitions.
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Changes to the Joint Contracts Tribunal for Construction contracts

Napthens - December 2nd 2016
It has been 5 years since the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) published its latest round of updated construction contracts. Leigh Child explores the key changes introduced in the JCT 2016 suite of model documents published so far.
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