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Preparing to sell your commercial property

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There are a number of crucial factors that should be taken into account when looking to sell your commercial property. Our role as solicitor is to anticipate and deal with enquiries that arise during the legal process and the approach to this is key to a...

How will the upcoming residential leasehold reform impact me? A summary for developers, investors and owners.

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At the start of 2021, the UK Government confirmed the details of legislation being brought forward to reform residential leasehold property. In particular, it is aimed at the level of ground rents for new leases and the cost of lease extensions. Ground rent...

Stamp Duty Land Tax on a new commercial lease - the basics of what a tenant needs to know

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Everyone knows and understands that Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on the acquisition of a commercial or residential property. The same principles apply to the purchase price (known as a premium) for the grant of a new lease. What about when a...

Why is a Licence sometimes a dangerous instrument - Licence to Kill?

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Welcome to the first in my series of blogs on James Bond films. The first being this 1989 classic starring Timothy Dalton. His third appearance got cancelled due a legal dispute involving the producers – who knew that? On second thoughts I’m no...

The Key to Successful Plot Sales

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Whether selling freehold houses or leasehold flats the preparation of the legal pack at an early stage in the process (ideally before any plots are reserved) is crucial to ensuring a smooth transaction and quick exchange. The last thing you want, as a...

Feldon Who?

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Starting out back in January 2014 in a glorified broom cupboard with me, Steve and our secretary Pat seems like a lifetime ago. By the same token, the past 7 years (almost) have been an absolute whirlwind and the team is now 16 strong. We are continuing to...