0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

the Olympics may not be the saviour that London retailers hoped for!

6 August 2012

Jeremy Hunt has admitted that the Olympic Games may have put off some London tourists. Many believe that warnings of transport chaos and general overcrowding have deterred people away from London’s high streets. The minister has also acknowledged that “there are far fewer European tour groups, probably accentuated by the Euro Crisis”.

According to Experian, the number of people going to stores on Friday ahead of the opening ceremony was 10.4% lower than a year ago.

It also added that the customer footfall levels were 11.7% down on Saturday.

It may not be all doom and glum however; the Government says it has put together the biggest ever tourism marketing campaign which will target an additional 4.5 million tourists in 4 years. We also hope that the extensive media coverage of the games will play a key part in attracting tourists to Britain long after the games have ended.

related opinions

Service charges – the bad news keeps coming for tenants!

A few months ago, we discussed a case where the Court of Appeal ruled that the wording of a lease precluded the tenant from arguing that certain costs should not have been included in the service charge calculation. A recent high-profile case concerns a broadly similar issue, this time in relation to the proportion of the landlord’s costs payable by a tenant.

View blog

A landlord’s service charge certificate was conclusive as to the sums payable by a tenant under a lease

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the wording of a service charge clause precluded a tenant from challenging the sums claimed by a landlord.

View blog

Handing back an empty shell of a building did not fulfil a vacant possession break condition

Break rights have proved a fertile source of litigation over the last few years. Courts have consistently required strict compliance with the terms of those rights.

View blog

Retail ATMs and business rates: clarity at last!

Judgement has been handed down for the seminal case of Cardtronics UK Ltd and others (Respondents) v Sykes and others (Valuation Officers) (Appellants) [2020] UKSC 21.

View blog

mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up