Commercial Property e-news

I want to break free

Napthens - July 6th 2018
A recent High Court case has highlighted the importance of clear drafting on commercial let agreements and the costs and problems that can arise if agreements and terms are not clear.
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Adjudication enforcement decisions on rise

Napthens - July 6th 2018
There has been a run on adjudication enforcement decisions in recent weeks, and here, Leigh Child, looks at some of the keys principles and guidance that have arisen from them:
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The National Planning Policy Framework – unravelling the draft proposals

Napthens - July 6th 2018
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published in 2012; it sets out the government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. Six years on, consultation (which concluded in May of this year) has taken place on a revised NPPF which introduces some key changes to this document.
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Commercial leases: ‘don’t mention it’… no – do!

Napthens - April 23rd 2018
Head of commercial property litigation, David Bailey, examines a recent Court of Appeal case which reinforces the importance of landlords and tenants ensuring a lease comprehensively sets out the parties' obligations towards each other.
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Making a saving: are you calculating ‘rateable value’ correctly?

Napthens - April 23rd 2018
A recent Supreme Court decision concerning the legal position around whether plant or machinery should be included when calculating a property's rateable value, is likely to have far reaching implications.
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Are further reforms on the horizon for leasehold tenure?

Napthens - April 23rd 2018
Leasehold reform across the new housing sector has been in the limelight since the Government's consultation last year. Our head of plot sales, Heather Keighley, takes a look at progress.
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