Legal Q&A?????????????

I am the sub tenant of a commercial office & my immediate landlord has gone into liquidation. This doesn’t effect me…………..does it? YES, it does…………… but it will depend of how either your head lessee and liquidator wish to proceed … Continue reading

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Relying on the Postman to Deliver Your Notice?….Think Again!

Many legal documents, but especially leases, set out a strict timetable and procedure for the delivery of notices. Never can this be more improtant than with the delivery of Lease Break Notices. Get it wrong and you can forfeit the … Continue reading

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MEANWHILE; Vacant Properties Can Be Exploited

We have discussed short term lettings before, especially of retail units in and around your high street. If you think retailing may be for you, perhaps you have a product you want to trial, or just want to make the … Continue reading

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The RICS PURPLE BOOK; Guidance notes on commercial Agency

On 18 November 2011 the RICS published their latest guidance note; Commercial Real Estate Agency Standards.  Also known as the ‘Purple Book’ it is a guide to best practice in commercial agency applicable to UK commercial agents from marketing (within … Continue reading

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Q. Can my former landlord include a claim for loss of rent in his schedule of dilapidations served on us. Do I have to pay this?

A. NOT NECESSARILY. Landlords, or more accurately their appointed surveyor, will often include charges in addition to repair works identified at the property. These have included; VAT, Preparation fees of the schedule, Supervision of works, Solicitors fees to serve the schedule, … Continue reading

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