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All posts by Tom Neale

Based in St. Albans Tom is a Solicitor in the Commercial Property department. Tom has experience working with a diverse range of clients across an extensive range of industries. His recent experience includes the acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold properties; property investment and refinancing; and advising both landlords and tenants entering into commercial leases of retail units, offices, and industrial premises.Away from the office, Tom has a passion for watching and playing rugby and currently plays for Bedford Athletic RFC.

Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

We are now less than a year away from the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which are due to come into force on 1 April 2018 and will make it unlawful to grant a new lease of residential or commercial premises with an EPC rating of band F or G.  As this …

Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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Landlord’s Development v Quiet Enjoyment

In what is proving to be a competitive market for commercial landlords, many are looking for different options to maximise the revenue from their investments by undertaking works to all or part of a tenant occupied building. This gives Landlords the opportunity to increase their yields by exploring potential developments or conversions of their building. …

Landlord’s Development v Quiet Enjoyment

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Breaking Bad Leases – the latest pitfalls in exercising break clauses

With the dust having firmly settled and break clauses tweaked following last year’s landmark case of Marks & Spencer plc v BNP Paribas, where it was deemed that rent paid in advance before a break date would not have to be refunded for the post break period unless the lease expressly stated this, a new …

Breaking Bad Leases – the latest pitfalls in exercising break clauses

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