Insight & opinion

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Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery; how the new changes affect landlords.

From 6 April 2014, the ancient remedy of distress whereby a bailiff could arrive at commercial premises unannounced and demand payment of rent arrears or seize goods will be no more. Landlords can still send bailiffs to collect commercial rent … Continue reading

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A green light for developers, or not?

Developers naturally just want to get on with building work to realise a return on their investment. Any delays, particularly if there is any an element of finance involved, can seriously eat into their profit margins. One cause of delays, … Continue reading

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Increased limits on tribunal awards

On 6 April 2014, there will be a number of increases to the maximum awards that can be claimed in a tribunal. The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £74,200 to £76,574. The maximum amount of a … Continue reading

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To break or not to break a lease

In a still delicate property market, the ability of either landlord or tenant to effectively bring a lease to an end early and before the full term of the lease is a common battle ground. Where the tenant wants flexibility … Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than ‘written’ words

For those of you familiar with commercial contracts you have no doubt heard the phrases ‘boilerplate’ and ‘entire agreement’ clauses. Bolierplate clauses provide interpretation and general operation for the agreement. One such clause is an ‘entire agreement’ clause. In essence … Continue reading

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