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Record year expected for the UK’s commercial property

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The UK’s commercial property market is all set to register a record-breaking year, new figures suggest.

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Government announces extension to permitted development rights (office to residential)

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The government has announced a significant new bundle of measures to address the housing crisis and shortage of supply throughout the country.

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Commercial property market goes from strength-to-strength

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London remains the number one choice for Europe’s property investors.

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Leasehold enfranchisement of residential flats – in a nutshell

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Leasehold enfranchisement is the legal principle which empowers residential flat owners to preserve the value of their flats, to take over management of their building, and even ownership of the freehold. In the case of residential flats, the rights are granted by the Leasehold Reform (Housing & Urban Development) Act 1993 and the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

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The pitfalls of residential tenants running a business from home

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In recent years we’ve seen a trend of more and more people working from home. But did you know that in the case of rented property, this can change the legal relationship between the landlord and tenant, from a residential tenancy to a business one?

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Rush for London’s commercial property

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The city’s property bubble shows no signs of bursting, with one young entrepreneur having highlighted the fierce competition that businesses face to find a suitable premises.

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Can landlords recover their legal costs from tenants?

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Can landlords recover their legal costs from tenants if they win at court or a property tribunal?

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Why landlords and tenants need to know about forfeiture

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Forfeiture is the unilateral ending of a lease by a landlord following the non-performance of some obligation or condition.

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Renewed optimism about the UK’s commercial property

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The number of commercial property deals taking place across the UK has reached its highest level since the credit crunch, according to the latest figures.

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Rights of way – how rights can be acquired by visiting your favourite chippy

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It’s well known that the owner of one piece of land can gain a right of way over another’s land by using it, whether on foot or in vehicles for over 20 years.

But a recent case extends the ways in which rights can be acquired.

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City solicitors welcome construction specialist

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Construction specialist Jemma Regan-Cummins has been appointed as a senior associate at City firm Royds, further strengthening the firm’s expertise.

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Promotion for London law firm’s property lawyer

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City-based solicitors Royds has promoted a member of its commercial property team to Partner.

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