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William Warnock
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Repair or Refurbishment? How would you rate it?

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The Supreme Court have handed down judgement of significance to developers and freehold owners in Newbigin (Valuation Officer) v S J & J Monk [2017] UKSC 14 confirming whether or not Non Domestic Rates are payable on commercial property during a...

Maximising Profits from Residential Flat Developments

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What is becoming ever more apparent in the world of residential developments is the squeeze on developers’ profit margins due to high demand for sites and increased competition this brings. Getting the right property at the right price is key for any...

Almost Vacant Might Not be Vacant Enough

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Commercial landlords and tenants are likely to have come across the term “vacant possession” in a number of legal documents such as sale contracts, leases rent review clauses and break clauses. Most landlords and tenants alike believe they know...

Rentcharges; Draconian Rights Back with a Vengeance

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Rentcharges, a rarely encountered quirk of English property law dating back to the 1800s, need careful consideration following a recent Upper Tribunal case. A rentcharge over land secures the payment of money due to the “rent owner”. Popular in...

Commercial landlords: is your investment property sustainable?

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Commercial landlords and property agents alike might be surprised to discover that from April 2018 it may be unlawful to let non-domestic property with an Energy Performance Certificate rating lower than E. The Energy Act 2011 sets minimum energy performance...