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Mark Ollier

A new Court of Appeal decision on Landlords Repairing Obligations

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 11th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

There is a new case on landlords repairing obligations that you need to know about.  Edwards v Kumarasamy.

Mr Edwards was a tenant renting a flat from Mr Kumarasamy.  This case is about his claim for compensation when he tripped on an uneven paving slab on the outside path to the...

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Property Redress Schemes for tenancies

Posted on February 9th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

All letting agents and property managers need to know that from 1 October 2014, you must belong to one of the three government approved property redress schemes or you could be fined up to £5,000.

Agents or property managers control valuable assets that hold huge amounts of other people's money and...

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Frances Griffiths

Selling a Business? Beware of your Duty of Disclosure

Posted by Frances Griffiths on September 30th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

In a case which underlines the need for both full and accurate disclosure of potential liabilities when selling a business, a lawyer who failed to reveal the existence of a potentially substantial negligence claim against his firm before disposing of it will receive a lesser sum for its sale, following...

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Mark Carlisle

Renting commercial property

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 30th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

Paying for commercial premises often represents the lion’s share of operating costs for most new businesses.  Not many new businesses can afford to buy a freehold property so taking on a lease is often the only available option.  If you are considering taking a lease of commercial premises it is...

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Mark Carlisle

Does your Commercial Lease have a Break Clause

Posted by Mark Carlisle on February 12th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

What is a Break Clause?

A break clause allows either a Landlord or a Tenant (normally the Tenant) to bring a fixed term lease to an end.  The right to break the lease may arise on one or more specified dates or be exercisable at any time during the term on a...

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Mark Ollier

The need for Electrical Safety in tenanted properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY .

A recent study by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC), ‘Landlords Risking Lives and Livelihoods By Ignoring Electrical Safety’, that was published on 6 June 2013 “….found 1.7 million private renters have reported electrical concerns that were either ignored by their landlord or acted on too slowly on, and 1.3 million...

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