All change – introduction of new service charge requirements for commercial property

All change – introduction of new service charge requirements for commercial property In September 2018 RICS published a professional standards and guidance statement called “Service Charges in Commercial Property”.  This statement sets out benchmarks when dealing with service charges which […]

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OTB Eveling Recognised in Latest Legal 500 and Chambers Rankings

We are delighted to report that OTB Eveling is again listed amongst the top law firms and solicitor rankings in the latest editions of the Legal 500 2018 and Chambers and Partners UK 2019 guides.

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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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Sale of Woodbury Park

OTB Eveling recently acted for the private sellers of Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club. Woodbury Park is a substantial 248 acre site consisting of two golf courses and a hotel and leisure complex. Partners Keith Biggs and James Eveling […]

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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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Leading the Way

OTB Eveling LLP has recently acted for the vendors on the MBO of Pathfinder Park Homes, a Devon based manufacturer of holiday park homes and lodges.  Pathfinder Park Homes produces more than 200 homes per annum from its purpose built […]

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Permitted Development Rights – Guidance for homeowners

Guidance notes for homeowners wanting to understand their Permitted Development Rights The Government’s Department for Communities and Local Government has published a useful guidance note aimed at explaining to homeowners what building works can be carried out to dwelling houses […]

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Stamp Duty Land Tax: Higher rates for second homes and additional buy-to-let residential properties

George Osborne announced proposed changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) treatment of second homes and additional buy-to-let residential dwellings in the Government’s Autumn Spending Review in 2015. The changes came as part of the Government’s continued policy to […]

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