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4 October 2019 The importance of three magic words: subject to contract

A recent case illustrates the importance of ensuring that all emails discussing the terms of a proposed acquisition are headed ‘subject to contract’.

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2 October 2019 Retailers and landlords, are your commercial leases future-proof?

The last two weeks have seen yet another flurry of announcements regarding big high street names including Thomas Cook, Argos, Karen Millen and Coast.

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9 September 2019 H&M - fighting the two tier retail market and daring to push for better clarity on turnover rents

H&M is the latest retailer to confront its landlords about this ‘two tier retail market’ in an attempt to explore and negotiate more favourable terms.

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23 August 2019 Retail: a tale of two markets

Ann Summers is the latest retailer to have entered into new voluntary deals with the majority of their landlords, rather than using the CVA process.

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4 April 2019 Does a breach of an obligation in an agreement for lease allow the tenant to refuse to complete the lease?

A tenant who does not want to be forced to complete a lease if an obligation in the agreement for lease is breached must provide expressly for this in the agreement.

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6 December 2018 Supreme Court stops landlord from circumventing business tenant’s right of renewal with scheme of works designed solely to enable eviction

We previously reported on the High Court decision of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd in which it was held that a landlord’s motive could not prevent it from successfully utilising ‘ground (f)’ under s30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to oppose a lease renewal.

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30 October 2018 Business rates relief - less of a relief than we all hoped...

Well it’s been talked about over the last few weeks and today we’ve finally heard that the Chancellor promises to help small shops by cutting business rates by a third for all retailers in England with a rateable value of £51,000 or less.

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27 July 2018 The new NPPF has finally arrived

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been published following an extensive consultation period.

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9 March 2018 Redress scheme announces departure from property regulation

On 6 February 2018, the Ombudsman Services accounted its intention to withdraw from handling complaints in the property sector as of 6 August 2018.

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6 March 2018 The housing crisis - PM tells developers to step up and do their bit

The PM has announced plans to target developers who are sitting on planning permissions in a bid to address the ongoing housing crisis.

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