Commercial Real Estate

13 January 2014

Changes to the law of distress – more red tape for landlords?

Distress is an ancient remedy whereby a landlord can instruct bailiffs to enter the demised property to seize the tenant’s goods when the tenant is in arrears of rent. On 6 April 2014 this age old law will be abolished and following the implementation of Part 3 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, a new statutory regime for Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) will come into force.

22 November 2013

Vacant retail property - how to deal with unwanted Christmas traders

Rogue traders are hoping to cash in on the Christmas spirit. So at a time when vacant retail premises are at all-time high, property owners and retailers need to take extra care of their empty units or there is a risk that they will fall victim to ‘fly traders’ looking for the ultimate in rent-free “pop up” shops. Caroline DeLaney discusses.

1 November 2013

Heads of Terms – key pointers for a commercial tenant

Given that the financial liabilities under a lease tend to be one of the biggest overheads of any business, it is important for a commercial tenant to have a working knowledge and understanding of the main terms of a lease. James Caswell discusses four key areas for negotiation.

30 October 2013

Empty Rates temporary relief scheme for newly built commercial sites

The Empty Rates temporary relief scheme announced by the Government earlier in the year took effect from 1 October 2013. Bethan Owen discusses.

Bethan Owen

9 October 2013

Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation - issues for landlords

Bethan Owen discusses the recent Home Office consultation and how this could impact on landlords. 

Bethan Owen

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