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Commercial Property e-news

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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Business rates – ignore at your peril

Napthens - January 23rd 2018
Commercial landlords are often left with business rate liabilities following the expiry of a lease or a tenant absconding and the landlord taking back possession of the property. As a starting point a landlord should think tactically to avoid liabilities when a tenant absconds.
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Be aware of your premises licence content

Napthens - January 18th 2018
Premises licences provide permission for the carrying on of licensable activities including the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment. We find most operators are aware of the content of their licences so far as the permitted activities, permitted timings and conditions are concerned, but we find that the plan which accompanies the licence is often overlooked.
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A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool improvement scheme

Napthens - October 23rd 2017
The A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool Improvement Scheme is still in the consultation stage, with two options being considered. During the public consultation period, 78% of the respondents indicated a preference towards Option 1, a bypass, over Option 2, alterations to the existing A585. Of the 78% who preferred Option 1, 63% indicated a preference for option 1a (a bypass with a junction at Garstang New Road east of Little Singleton) and 37% indicated a preference of option 1b (a bypass without a junction).
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