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Pop-up retail – the answer to our struggling high streets?

Temporary letting of space is becoming ever more popular in the retail market.  Pop up shops in particular have a variety of benefits including the relatively low cost associated with securing and opening them.  By their very nature, they are almost tailor made for the sale of seasonal products, such as those associated with halloween …

Pop-up retail – the answer to our struggling high streets?

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The death of a tenant may not mean the end of the tenancy

If you are a landlord or you are buying a property with a tenant, it is important to consider the issue of succession.  Where a tenant is protected by the Rent Act 1977, the landlord may well be burdened with a tenant for a number of years.  It is not uncommon for a buyer to …

The death of a tenant may not mean the end of the tenancy

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Brexit frustration

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the medicines regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), decided to relocate from its Canary Wharf premises to Amsterdam. The EMA tried to bring their lease at to an end, maintaining that the 25 year lease, granted in October 2014, would be ‘frustrated’ by the potential withdrawal of …

Brexit frustration

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Make Hay Whilst the Sterling is Weak

There is no point sugar coating the fact that potential buyers in the UK seem to be resting on their laurels right now when it comes to property investment.  A combination of Brexit, fear of rising interest rates and general anxiety over economic conditions seems to be putting those buyers off for now. Bucking this …

Make Hay Whilst the Sterling is Weak

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Remortages rise whilst house prices fall

Now is an appealing time to look at refinancing property and we have seen a surge in UK homeowners doing just that over recent months.  The steady growth in the remortgage market place is fuelled by purchasers, homeowners and buy to let investors taking advantage of reduced interest rates with the uncertainty in the current …

Remortages rise whilst house prices fall

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Energy efficiency costs capped for domestic lettings

Energy efficiency improvement costs for landlords with sub-standard properties will be capped under regulatory changes planned for 2019. Costs will be capped at £3,500 where third-party funding is unavailable or insufficient to cover improvements on a property with an energy rating below E – known as sub-standard. The existing minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) restricts …

Energy efficiency costs capped for domestic lettings

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