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Rates and ‘Reasonable Repair’ – Supreme Court Ruling

With changes to business rates upon us, property valuation is very much a live issue. A recent dispute between a property owner and the local rating office has confirmed the principle that if a property is not in a reasonable state of repair, it is to be valued as it is, not as it ‘should be’, or as the Supreme Court put it: ‘Does a commercial building...

Reached An Agreement Over the Phone? Confirm It in Writing!

No matter how deeply those on either end of a telephone line may trust each other, it is a hostage to fortune to reach commercial agreements over the phone without later confirming them formally in writing. One Court of Appeal case concerning the offshore drilling business illustrated the risks of not having formal written agreements. A drilling company (company...

GDPR – Reminder

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will affect many businesses in the UK. The UK’s decision to leave the EU will not have any immediate effect on the application of the GDPR. The legislation imposes significant record-keeping requirements for any organisation that processes or controls personal data and...

What is Contracting Out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954?

Landlord or Tenant and Security of Tenure – what does contracting out mean to you? Our Commercial Property Lawyers in Leicester provide this guide, as a follow up to what security of tenure is.  Under part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the LTA ‘54) if the tenant has occupied the property for the purpose of running their business then that tenant...

Do you need “business use” on your personal car insurance?

If you are an employee and use your car to travel between offices, to visit clients, customers,suppliers or for other meetings connected to your employer’s business then you should ensure that your insurance covers you, even on your personal car.   If you were to have an accident, it could prove to be very expensive and life changing to find out that you...

What is Security of Tenure and protection under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954?

Security of Tenure and Protection under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 is an interesting and complicated area of commercial property law, but our helpful and knowledgeable commercial property solicitors can help guide you through the law. Security of Tenure There is an automatic right under statute for a Tenant to renew a lease at the end of the lease term,...