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18 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Common issues in leases of retail premises

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The Retail sector team at Royds Withy King deals with all manner of commercial issues; one of our particular specialisms is acting for well-known retailers in leasing new or alternative premises all over the country. The nature of such lettings raise a number of issues that may need to be dealt with if a retail lease is to be fit for purpose.

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6 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate, Uncategorized

The Government’s latest action to fix “the broken housing market”

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The Government has recently published its draft revised National Planning Policy Document and is consulting on it until 10th May. It sees this revised policy as a key step towards achieving its goal of 300,000 new homes being built every year. It seeks to make a number of important changes and a few key ones are highlighted in this article.

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1 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Are you up to speed on energy efficiency regulations?

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If you are an existing investor in commercial property, you will probably be very familiar with the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 and will have taken all appropriate steps to lessen their potential impact. If you haven’t or you are considering a property investment, then this may be for you.

The Regulations, officially titled Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015, begin to bite in relation to the letting of commercial properties on 1 April 2018.

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31 August 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes, Real Estate

New Supplementary Planning Guidance to boost affordable housing

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In August, the Mayor of London published new Supplementary Planning Guidance aimed at increasing the levels of affordable housing being built.

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13 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Real Estate

Will signs protect your land against adverse rights?

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Land that has or may have development potential in the future could be at risk from members of the public or adjoining land owners claiming they have acquired rights over the land. Here we explore the steps that you as the landowner can take in order to protect your property.

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24 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes, Real Estate

Considering commercial property? Here’s what you need to know about new or refurbished retail units

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The benefit of a new or sub-divided unit on a retail park is that it can be built or refurbished to meet your requirements. Compare this with an existing unit where you have to take it as is. While new or refurbished units have their advantages, there are a number of things to consider:

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30 September 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes, Real Estate

Access for development land – much ado about nothing?

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Do you own land that has development potential now or in the future? One important lesson is to assume that anything and everything will be challenged by those seeking to prevent development.

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The Brexit consequences for Land Development Agreements

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If you’ve entered, or are about to enter, into an option or promotion agreement which currently remains in force, you may be concerned about the likely consequences of the development market weakening as a result of the referendum decision to leave the European Union.

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7 May 2015 0 Comments Posted in News, News, Events & Opinion

Withy King help support Nepal Emergency Appeal

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Following the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal, Withy King are directly helping to support ’The Charitable Foundation for the Education of Nepalese Children’, (Reg’d No. 1140503), who instantly launched an Appeal on hearing of the disaster. We can absolutely guarantee …

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12 February 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Real Estate

High Court reduces development costs

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In a planning application to Cherwell District Council to build 26 residential units, the Local Planning Authority required a Section 106 Agreement to be entered into governing contributions towards a number of public services.

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15 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Option Agreements – 10 things for landowners to think about

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The last year or so has seen the economy start to look healthier and in turn, the house building industry has seen recovery with demand for land on the increase. Many landowners are starting to think about how to make their land work for them. An option agreement is one way of doing this.

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24 June 2014 0 Comments Posted in News

Developers attracted to Swindon property seminar

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A seminar held in Swindon by our firm and two other leading firms of property professionals attracted 60 developers keen to find out how to make the most of the current planning legislation and take advantage of a temporary relaxation …

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