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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....

Jul
08
2019

Rights to remain at term end: TFS v BMG (Ashford) Ltd
#Real Estate #Commercial

The default position for a tenant occupying commercial premises is that when the contractual term expires, the tenant has a statutory right to a new lease even if the landlord is unwilling to grant a new lease on a voluntary basis. ...

Jul
01
2019

Clarkslegal supports Turkish food importer to buy wholesaler
#Corporate #Real Estate #Employment

We are pleased to complete the acquisition of a wholesale and distribution business for a client which further bolsters existing turnover and operations in different geographical areas....

Jun
04
2019

A useful reminder of what happens to an underlease when the headlease is surrendered, forfeited or disclaimed?
#Real Estate

The headlease is surrendered If this happens then the tenant under the headlease falls away and the tenant under any underlease becomes the direct tenant of the superior landlord and the premises will continue to be occupied by the undertenant on the terms of the underlease....

Apr
23
2019

Using s35 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 to vary the service charge provisions in a lease
#Real Estate

Section 35 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987) (as amended by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002), provides that a party to a long lease may apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (LVT) to vary the lease on the grounds that the lease fails to make “satisfactory” provision in respect of one of the circumstances specified in section 35(4), LTA 1987. ...

Apr
15
2019

The end of section 21 notices?
#Dispute Resolution #Real Estate

It has been widely reported this week that the government will be ending the current ‘no fault’ eviction regime, which enables landlords to give residential tenants two months’ notice to end their tenancy agreement under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. The move is designed to give tenants more security and stop ‘retaliatory’ evictions (where landlords end a tenancy after the tenant complains about disrepair)....

Apr
10
2019

Top 5 tips when looking for restaurant premises in the UK
#Food and Restaurants #Setting up in the UK #Real Estate #Franchising

Often the hardest part of opening a restaurant in the UK is finding the perfect premises and location for your venture but once you are in then you also need to make it a success. Here are our top 5 tips to help this process run smoothly....

Apr
09
2019

Landowner & Developer Agreements – Option, Promotion or Hybrid?
#Real Estate

We are often asked by landowners what the best way is to fully realise the development value of their property where there is a possibility of planning permission being granted. What needs to be done to unlock the development potential and then obtain the maximum amount of the uplift in value on the subsequent sale of the property to developers?...

Apr
02
2019

Legal and property experts call for mandatory Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
#Construction #Real Estate #Environment #Press

A group of lawyers, property professionals and environmental consultants called for indoor air quality measures to be made legally enforceable during a roundtable discussion chaired by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....

Mar
12
2019

Company voluntary arrangements
#Real Estate

A CVA is a procedure that allows a company: to settle debts by paying only a proportion of the amount that it owes to creditors ...

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