Commercial Property e-news

Adjudication enforcement

Napthens - May 6th 2015
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Landlords face new obligation to install smoke alarms

Napthens - April 24th 2015
From October 2015, landlords will be required to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in all properties.
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Landlords face new obligation to install smoke alarms

Napthens - April 20th 2015
From October 2015, landlords will be required to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in all properties.
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CDM Regulations 2015

Napthens - April 1st 2015
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Ghost signatures – can they be effective?

Napthens - February 6th 2015
For the purpose of signing a document (e.g. a deed) creating a guarantee, the guarantor does not need to hold the pen in his hand to sign the document.
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‘Right to light’ warning

Napthens - February 6th 2015
Developers and property owners should be aware of recent recommendations which seek to radically reform the law surrounding the so-called ‘right to light.’
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Opposing a lease renewal without paying compensation

Napthens - November 4th 2014
A tenant of a business lease has a statutory right to a lease renewal at the end of the contractual term, if it satisfies criteria in section 23 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) i.e. it occupies the property for the purposes of a business.
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Business Rates

Napthens - November 4th 2014
Business rates are often cited as a burden, particularly for small businesses. Recently a spokesman for the Federation for Small Businesses went so far as to say that they are no longer fit for purpose and need total reform.
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Empty property rates: Further blow to landlords

Napthens - August 15th 2014
Business rates are payable not only for occupied properties but also, subject to exceptions, for vacant properties.
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Anti-competition clauses in leases may be unlawful

Napthens - July 3rd 2014
Commercial landlords are advised to check their existing leases as the legality of exclusivity clauses and certain restrictive covenants in land agreements may be called into question.
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Important ruling for landlords of tenants in administration

Napthens - March 6th 2014
A legal loophole has been closed following a recent decision handed down by the Court of Appeal. The loophole – which enabled enabled administrators to avoid paying rent which fell due before the insolvent company went into...
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Rent recovery to be transformed under new rules

Napthens - February 14th 2014
Commercial landlords must be aware of changes to the law which will transform the way they collect outstanding rent.
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Escapology and the Tenant’s Break Clause

Napthens - June 27th 2013
A number of cases over the years have demonstrated how strictly the Courts will interpret tenants' break clauses.
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Disrepair – Don’t Leave it Too Late!

Napthens - March 11th 2013
Commercial Landlords know all too well that issues concerning tenant’s breaches of repairing covenant are a fertile ground for disputes. However, such issues usually bubble under the surface during the Lease term only to explode after...
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A Boost to the Property Sector

Napthens - September 13th 2012
The Coalition Government has recently announced a package of measures designed to boost Britain’s housing industry. This is welcome news to the property development sector and could lead to more investment and jobs up and down the...
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