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Landlords repair obligation “lessened”?

The Court of Appeal recently made it clear that despite there being an obligation on landlords to repair a property, this is not the same as an obligation to make the premises safe and that general defects did not have to be dealt with unless the premises were out of repair. The case (Dodd v …

Landlords repair obligation “lessened”?

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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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China Daily Article “Investors from China gamble on London’s real estate” featuring Sherrards

Sherrards contribute to property and real estate article produced by China Daily which suggests that the Chinese have overtaken the Americans in terms of foreign investment into London’s Commercial property scene. View China Daily article, featuring Sherrards’ Laurel Zhang  

China Daily Article “Investors from China gamble on London’s real estate” featuring Sherrards

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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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Why don’t people trust Trusts?

Following the 6th Duke of Westminster’s death last month, there was a media outcry about the lack of inheritance tax (IHT) his estate will be paying. Without the use of trusts, exemptions and reliefs his £8.3 billion estate would have been subject to a £3 billion inheritance tax (IHT) bill. The exact details are yet …

Why don’t people trust Trusts?

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Three components to check before you buy flood insurance

With the high level of rain we have had over the last six months the time has now come for homeowners to dust off their “House Stuff” folder and check that their home insurance adequately protects them against flooding. There are 3 main components to each policy and it is advisable that you are covered …

Three components to check before you buy flood insurance

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