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  1. Anthony
    Anthony Fripp, Partner at WBW, moves to Torquay office

    Anthony Fripp, a Partner at WBW Solicitors and Head of Commercial Property, has now moved from the Exmouth office to head up the firms Torquay office. Anthony has a wealth of Commercial Property experience and has previously managed several different offices on behalf of the firm. He advises on both landlord and tenant matters and…

  2. restrictive covenants
    Dealing with restrictive covenants on land – by Thomas Lewis of WBW Solicitors

    Successful property developers have a good eye for a promising opportunity but they must also navigate the complexities of legal restrictions on how land may be used.  What looks like a perfect site could be subject to restrictive covenants that could stop a development in its tracks. What are restrictive covenants? ‘Restrictive covenants can be…

  3. commercial building lease assignment
    Consent to lease assignment: quick guide for commercial landlords – by Matthew Scott-Tucker of WBW Solicitors

    A sensible landlord will take great care when picking an initial tenant and should exercise the same caution when deciding whether that tenant should be allowed to assign their lease to someone else.  The difficulty with an assignment is that the circumstances in which consent can be refused are restricted by law, making it crucial…

  4. commercial property leases
    Commercial Landlords – Review your Leases and EPCs Now – by Anthony Fripp

    The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, came into effect on 1 April 2018 and are still taking some of commercial landlord clients by surprise. They introduce Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES”), which are important to get to grips with now, as these apply to all leases now being granted. Whilst…

  5. House Development
    Getting vacant possession for redevelopment – by Thomas Lewis of WBW Solicitors

    Where a business tenant has the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, the landlord’s ability to get vacant possession of the property is limited.  A landlord who wants to redevelop must prove that they have a tenable scheme and genuinely intend to carry it out.  A significant decision by the Supreme Court means…

  6. WBW Solicitors act for Exeter’s new Irish sports bar – The Stand Off

    Ashley Bevans, Commercial Property Solicitor at WBW Solicitors talks about his recent role in Exeter’s new sports bar – The Stand Off. The Stand-Off opened their doors last month and is located in Portland House, Longbrook Street on the site of the former Bookcover, after a comprehensive refurbishment. Fronted by Gareth Steenson who has teamed…

  7. Stannary Brewery – From Home Brew to Craft Brew

    Laura Clarke, Partner who heads up the Food & Drink Team at WBW Solicitors, recently met with her client, Garry White, one part of the Stannary Brewery crew, to talk about their independent craft brewery based in Tavistock, Devon. L: Tell us about Stannary and where it started? G: Haha… Like all the best ideas…

  8. Deborah Ogle Retires After Almost 30 Years in the Legal Industry

    Deborah Ogle is to retire from WBW Solicitors on the 28th June 2017, after almost 30 years in the legal industry. Deborah joined Silverthorne Colthorpe in 1995, having qualified as a solicitor in 1987 after attending the University of Kent at Canterbury. She was made a partner in 1997 and joined WBW as a partner…

  9. Looking forwards for commercial property

    Property in the UK continues to deliver strong returns for investors. Property Wire reports that ‘the UK’s commercial property market is likely to see a record breaking year with deal volumes at the end of the third quarter already over 50 billion. If, as anticipated, volumes in the fourth quarter of 2015 follow the patterns…