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1 August 2017 Landlord succeeds in opposing business tenant’s right of renewal by contriving an entirely artificial scheme of works

The judgment in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2017] EWHC 1670 (QB) was handed down on 3 July 2017, and it certainly makes for interesting reading.

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9 June 2016 Can a landlord interfere with a retailer’s business when carrying out building works?

In the recent case of Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation, a landlord was held liable to its tenant (who ran a high-class art gallery situated on the ground floor and basement of a building in Mayfair) by carrying out refurbishment works to the upper floors of the building.

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27 January 2016 Summary of recent statutory changes to private rented sector properties

A number of changes have recently been introduced (or are about to be introduced) which will have a significant impact on landlords in the private rented sector. We have briefly summarised some of the key changes.

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27 November 2015 Property Managers Association event 2015

For the third year running, we are delighted to host this year’s Property Managers Association training session. Download slides from the event.

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1 October 2015 Consumer Rights Act 2015 - In force from 1 October 2015

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and will come into force today (1 October 2015).

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30 September 2015 Britons are a nation of complainers

A new study by Ombudsman Services has revealed that Britons are a nation of complainers with retail and telecoms leading the league table.

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12 December 2014 Business rates and beneficial occupation

In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that a full review of the structure of business rates would be carried out, to report by Budget 2016.

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1 December 2014 Property Manager Association event - November 2014

It has been the second successive year that we have hosted a Property Managers Association event. This year's was well attended and we received great feedback from delegates.

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10 November 2014 EAT holiday pay and overtime ruling: impact on employers

On Tuesday 4 November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘the EAT’) confirmed that overtime payments should be included when calculating holiday pay.

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14 October 2014 Mediate or face the consequences

The overarching message from the courts has for many years been that parties should attempt alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’).

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