How to get out of a Contract

Want to get out of a Contract? If you have a long-term contract with a supplier that you aren’t happy with, you may feel locked in until the end of the contract term. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the [...]

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Coronavirus Code of Practice for the Commercial Property Sector

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the government has taken a number of steps to try and support the commercial property sector of the UK economy. On the 25th March 2020 the Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force.  [...]

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Removing a problem employee from your business

If you need to remove an employee from your business, it can be a messy, costly and risky process. So, it is often in a business’ interests to avoid much of that by going straight for an agreed settlement. But [...]

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Prepare to pay compensation – what you need to know before you instruct a Commercial Agent.

It can be common for a business to appoint an agent to conduct some of its affairs. It usually happens when a company wants to distribute its products in another country or simply in another region of the UK and [...]

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Getting Construction Contracts Right

Construction contracts, usually in the form of a JCT or RIBA, are used so often and contain so much information that a lot of contractors will not pay proper attention to their contents. The temptation is to simply get on [...]

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The continued pitfalls of residential lettings

Despite new legislation affecting assured shorthold tenancies (AST) coming into force in 2015 and 2016, landlords are still falling foul of certain requirements. If a residential property is let to a tenant under an AST and the law hasn’t been [...]

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Property Litigation Case Law Update – June 2017

Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc -v- Kilby [2017] UK UT 248 [LC] This recent decision from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) is a reminder to land owners that restrictive covenants are not always enforceable and those seeking to enforce [...]

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Vacant possession – an unachievable goal?

Case Law Update RIVERSIDE PARK LTD V NHS PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED [2016] EWHC 1313 (CH) Until fairly recently it has been a standard condition of a break clause that the tenant needs to provide vacant possession on the break date. [...]

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Property Legal Update: September 2015

Wood v Waddington [2015] EWCA Civ 538 A reminder of the dangers of failing to expressly include rights in a transfer. In this case the owners were saved on appeal by section 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925, [...]

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Property Legal Update: June 2015

Birdlip Limited v Hunter and Hunter [2015] EWHC 808 (Ch) Useful clarification of the test when deciding whether estate scheme restrictive covenants are enforceable. In this case the parties owned adjoining properties which were both subject to a restriction not [...]

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