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Jun
25
2020

Radical Change Recommended for our High Streets
#Real Estate

When you think of all the things that Coronavirus has been blamed for over the last few months, few would have expected that it would be held responsible for saving our high streets. But the Grimsey Review entitled ‘Build Back Better’ published this month suggests......

Jun
03
2020

What will the “New Normal” for our offices look like?
#Real Estate #Construction

Real Estate Update – Feedback from our roundtable event on Thursday 21 May. Last month, Ruth Wilkinson, Shona Dunning and Simon Ralphs from our Construction and Real Estate teams hosted a virtual roundtable focusing on our return to the workplace post Covid-19. ...

Jun
01
2020

Will the Government’s proposed code of practice save our struggling commercial rental sector
#Real Estate

On the 29 May, the Government announced that it intends to publish a new code of practice to give clarity and reassurance to high street businesses and landlords over rent payments....

Jun
01
2020

Hart v Large - significant damages awarded for surveyor negligence
#Dispute Resolution #Real Estate

In the recent case of Hart & Hart v Large & others, the High Court awarded significant damages to a couple who had relied, in purchasing a £1.2m property, on a HomeBuyer report produced by a surveyor....

May
20
2020

Government help offered to developers
#Real Estate

On 13 May 2020, the Government published guidance for local authorities on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) matters and outlined its proposals to introduce temporary amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010....

May
15
2020

Do landlords need Government protection too?
#Real Estate

In addition to the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020 which introduced a three month moratorium on evictions of commercial tenants for non-payment of rent, the Government has provided further protection for commercial tenants......

May
11
2020

World Day for Safety and Health At Work 2020 – not just another day in the office!
#Real Estate #Construction

Last Tuesday (28 April) was World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Traditionally, this is the day each year when the International Labour Organisation (ILO) promotes safe, healthy and decent work surroundings....

Apr
17
2020

How will the Coronavirus affect my break rights?
#Real Estate

A commercial lease may include a ‘break clause’ allowing either the landlord or the tenant to terminate the lease early. The right to break may arise on one or more specified dates or it may operate on a rolling basis during the term......

Apr
06
2020

Should this be a period of pain-sharing for landlords and tenants?
#Real Estate

For retail occupiers, the coronavirus pandemic could not have come at a worse time. Although the government’s extension of the three-month ‘forfeiture moratorium’ to......

Mar
25
2020

Advice for tenants and landlords of commercial property if a tenant is struggling to pay their rent
#Real Estate

Wednesday 25 March 2020 is the next quarter day where most commercial leases will require a tenant to pay rent to their landlord for the period from 25 March 2020 to 23 June 2020......

Mar
09
2020

Developments on Stamp Duty Land Tax Regulations
#Real Estate

The past year has seen several changes in the regulations surrounding Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”). This is a tax which is payable to HMRC, on the purchase of freehold or leasehold property and on the grant of leases, if they are valued over a certain threshold. ...

Feb
27
2020

The Cheese Barge Set to Sail
#Real Estate #Clarkslegal #Food and Restaurants

In April, Mathew Carver will open the Cheese Barge, a two-floor restaurant floating nearby Paddington Central. ...

Feb
07
2020

The Registration Gap – a warning
#Real Estate

The transfer of ownership in registered freehold or leasehold land or the grant of a registerable lease does not take effect until registered at the Land Registry. This means that from the date of the transfer/lease until the date of registration such rights are said to exist in ‘equity’ only and the legal estate does not vest in the new owner/tenant until registration is complete. ...

Feb
04
2020

Putting the Heart Back into the High Street with New Reading Cinema
#Real Estate #Commercial #Construction #Real Estate #Hospitality & Leisure

With the help of Clarkslegal, a new independent cinema is coming to Broad Street Mall in Reading this summer, in a deal between developer Really Local Group, and Moorgarth, the owners of Broad Street Mall. ...

Jan
21
2020

Guarantees on lease renewal
#Real Estate

We have recently been contacted by a client who wants to renew his lease of offices which is protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. ...

Oct
14
2019

Clarkslegal features strongly in Chambers and Partners 2019-2020
#Clarkslegal #Construction #Employment #Real Estate #Litigation

Clarkslegal is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate....

Sep
30
2019

Clarkslegal Acknowledged once again by UK Legal 500 2019-2020
#Clarkslegal #Commercial #Construction #Corporate #Education #Employment #UK Immigration #Setting up in the UK #Real Estate #Complex Contracts

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce Legal 500 has recognised the law firm for the following practice areas; Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Immigration, Education, Commercial Property, Construction and Commercial Contracts....

Sep
03
2019

Tenant rights of first refusal: family member exceptions
#Real Estate #Dispute Resolution

Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (the Act), before they can dispose of their interest in a residential building, freeholders are obliged to offer the leaseholders of the individual flats the opportunity to collectively purchase the interest being disposed of. ...

Aug
13
2019

Legal Considerations Before Opening a Pop-Up Theatre
#Real Estate #Media & Entertainment

Pop-up theatres are becoming an increasing trend in the arts world, offering a flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional venues. A wide variety of locations are now being used, from urban gardens to disused retail space. ...

Jul
10
2019

The Cheese Bar to open Pick & Cheese, the UK’s first cheese conveyor belt restaurant with the help of the Clarkslegal Food and Restaurants Team
#Food and Restaurants #Real Estate #Clarkslegal

Pick & Cheese will launch next month in Covent Garden and offer more than 25 different cheeses to guests at the new KERB street food market in Seven Dials....

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