Commercial Property e-news

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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The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard for Commercial Property

Napthens - December 2nd 2016
The minimum energy efficiency standard was introduced in March 2015 by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (MEES Regulations) which came into force on 1 April 2016 and introduced a minimum energy efficiency standard. Commercial properties with an ‘F’ or ‘G’ Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, being approximately 18% of commercial properties, will need to undergo works to improve their energy efficiency.
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Property Development: is the Northern Powerhouse fighting back Post-Brexit?

Napthens - August 25th 2016
With the dust starting to settle on Brexit, is the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ fighting back to keep its hat in the ring when it comes to the New Housing Sector?
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