Commercial Real Estate

26 April 2018

Indexed Rent Reviews – are we getting them right?

In almost every aspect of life we all like to get a good deal.  It is no different with commercial rent.  Landlords and Tenants alike, both parties will be keen to maximise their profits and minimise their risks, which is why rent reviews are a particularly fundamental and heavily negotiated contract term.  Essentially both parties want entirely the opposite from the other. 

David Newnham

8 February 2018

Chelsea FC call on 12th man in rights to light dispute

As a Chelsea fan, I had assumed that the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City would prove to be my team’s most formidable opponents this season. However, a family of four have sought to scupper Chelsea’s plans and in doing so, have demonstrated that rights to light remain an important consideration and a potentially expensive hurdle. 

Tom Beak

29 January 2018

Land Registry release data on overseas companies for no cost

In short, this release of data will allow anyone  to discover which companies own land or property in England and Wales, subject first to an online registration.

Tom Beak

15 December 2017

Renewing a commercial lease under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 – Don’t forget to re(in)state the position

A business tenant who satisfies the criteria in section 23 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) will have a statutory right to a new lease at the end of their current contractual term.  When drafting or negotiating a renewal lease, it is tempting to assume that many of the terms under the original form of lease will continue to be fit for purpose. However, failing to reflect the changing commercial relationship between the parties can cause serious practical and financial issues later on.

Francesca Gibbs

14 November 2017

Is it RIP for the RPI?

Earlier this year, the Office for National Statistics published a statement saying that the Retail Price Index (RPI) "is a flawed measure of inflation with serious shortcomings and we do not recommend its use.”

Angela Must

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