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  1. 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…

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    More duties for landlords introduced by the Tenant Fees Act 2019 – by Thomas Lewis of WBW Solicitors

    Hot on the heels of changes in relation to stamp duty land tax, from 1 June landlords face another set of new rules under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.  This includes obligations relating to deposits, charges and membership of client money protection schemes. There are some transitional provisions which mean that in some circumstances the…

  3. 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…