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Read This to Understand Why Oral Contracts are Such a Very Bad Idea
Oral commercial agreements have a nasty habit of fostering dispute, yet a surprising number of even the most…
Neighbours Encroaching on Your Right of Way? Consult a Lawyer Today
Many homes or businesses are only accessible via neighbours’ land and that can prove fertile ground for dispute.…
Superior Landlords Not Liable to Rent Repayment Orders – Landmark Ruling
Where a house in multiple occupation (HMO) is let to tenants without a required licence, can a rent…
Restrictive Covenants and the Reasonable Use of Land – Guideline Ruling
Privately agreed restrictions on the use of property sometimes do not sit easily with the wider public interest…
What Amounts to ‘Actual Occupation’ of Land? Court of Appeal Ruling
A few bits of decaying equipment and a caretaker’s occasional visits were insufficient to establish that an industrial…
Break Clauses in Commercial Leases – What Does ‘Vacant Possession’ Mean?
Commercial leases frequently stipulate that premises are to be handed back to the landlord ‘with vacant possession’ –…
Court of Appeal Corrects ‘Absurd’ Drafting Error in Commercial Lease
Judges will generally interpret a commercial lease or any other legal document in accordance with its strict wording…
Embarking on a Property Development? Consulting a Solicitor is Step One
Before embarking on any form of property development it is absolutely vital to seek a lawyer’s confirmation that…
Deemed Commercial Tenancy Inferred from Possession and Payment of Rent
Even in the absence of a formal lease, the existence of a tenancy can in some cases be…
Long Lease of Stately Home Hotel Validly Terminated, High Court Rules
Most commercial leases contain break clauses, but the circumstances in which they can be exercised is a frequent…
Commercial Property Developer Fails in Bank ‘Intimidation’ Claim
Banks and other lenders must serve their clients with reasonable care and skill – but they are not…
Tower Block Owners Granted Pre-Emptive Anti-Urban Exploring Injunction
Commercial property owners are increasingly plagued by so-called ‘urban explorers’ who risk life and limb by scaling high-rise…
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