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Commercial landlords beware: minimum energy efficiency standards are coming soon

As part of its carbon reduction strategy, the government is introducing minimum energy efficiency standards, known as ‘MEES’, for privately rented residential and commercial properties.  From 1 April 2018, it will be illegal to grant a new...

Forfeiting a lease on a commercial property

Forfeiture is a way for a landlord to bring a lease to an end, where the tenant is behind with the rent or not complying with other obligations.  It is particularly useful in relation to commercial property, where landlords rely on their tenants to pay...

How overage agreements can boost profits from your land transactions

Does your business own land that is ripe for development?  If so, how do you get the best value from a potential developer?  The price they pay will take into account the time and money they expect to put in, but you will also want it to reflect...