Commercial Real Estate

28 September 2017

Lights, Camera, Legal Action - Are Verbally Agreed Heads of Terms of a Filming Location Agreement Binding?

Parties in commercial property transactions tend to agree heads of terms in writing and then leave it to their lawyers to polish the wording of the lease before the tenant goes into occupation. 

Tanya Langridge

4 August 2015

Office fit-outs: Are you aware of the insurance risks?

When a tenant wishes to carry out works to premises which form part of a larger property, it is very often that the insurance arrangements in the relevant documents (agreement for lease or licence to alter for example) do not take into account the practical realities of what and who needs to be insured. 

Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu

4 June 2015

Deregulation Act relaxes restrictions on short-term lets in London

Since coming into force on 26 March, the Deregulation Act (the “Act”) has introduced several changes designed to free businesses from the burdens caused by regulations and existing laws.

Last week, on 26 May, further provisions of the Act came into force, including sections 44 and 45 which relax planning permission in London on short-term lets.

Mark Fallmann

5 February 2015

Gordon Ramsay’s court room nightmare

The Chancery Division Judge Mr Justice Morgan recently refused to grant Gordon Ramsay a declaration that a personal guarantee for rent was not binding because his signature had allegedly been unlawfully obtained.

26 November 2014

Changing office use to residential – headaches on the road to conversion

Permitted development rights (PDR) introduced by central government in May 2013 allow a change of use of an existing B1(a) office building to C3, dwelling houses, without the necessity of obtaining planning permission.

Neil McAlister

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