13/03/13 - Rate relief for small businesses

The Non Domestic Rating (Small Business Rate Relief) Amendment Order came into force on 11 February 2013 and it extends the temporary increase in the level of small business rate relief in England for a further year, until 31 March 2014.

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13/03/13 - Property law – what to expect in 2013

Rebecca Mason, commercial property solicitor and Partner, provides an overview of upcoming changes in legislation to look out for.

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18/12/12 - Are you exercising properly?

Further case law has shown that a tenant must have his ducks in a row when attempting to exercise a break clause validly.

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24/07/12 - Changes to the recovery of commercial rent arrears

This article discusses the expected changes to the recovery of commercial rent arrears and the introduction of the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) procedure.

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24/07/12 - Commercial Leases: recovering the costs of serving a notice

In the event that a tenant fails to pay rent within the specific period set out in the lease then a landlord can peaceably re-enter his commercial premises. However, where the tenant has breached any other term of the lease, the landlord will have to serve a notice under section 146...

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29/06/12 - OFT given power to challenge supermarkets’ restrictions on land use

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced this week that from 1st July 2012 businesses will be able to apply to the regulator to challenge restrictions on land use put in place by supermarkets in order to control competition in local grocery markets.

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12/04/12 - Developers caught out by rights of light

Whether dealing with small or large developments, developers are advised to conduct investigations into surrounding land and properties and their potential rights of light.

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