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Sherrards bring China’s largest bike-sharing platform to UK

Sherrards’ China and South-East Asia team helped China’s largest bike-sharing platform company move into the UK and Europe in 2017. The company had built a successful business in China and at the time of its investment into the UK, was valued at up to $2 billion. Their goal was to diversify into the UK and …

Sherrards bring China’s largest bike-sharing platform to UK

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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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Employment- Brexit Q&A

Did all UK employment rights originate in the EU? In short, no.  Whilst a significant proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, it might surprise you that the following (and a few other) employment rights originated here in the UK: Unfair dismissal Minimum wage Statutory redundancy pay Paternity leave Shared parental leave …

Employment- Brexit Q&A

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When not to go to court – dilapidations update

A recent case provided an opportunity for the High Court to confirm the correct approach to assessing damages where a landlord has undertaken some but not all the repair works required under a lease.  In short, Car Giant leased units to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (“Hammersmith”) under full repairing leases which came …

When not to go to court – dilapidations update

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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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A reminder on ASTS

It’s important to remember when buying a property, subject to a tenant (an assured shorthold tenant (AST)) that the Right to Rent Regulations have been complied with.  These regulations require certain checks to be carried out by a landlord, before granting a tenancy. These include supplying an energy performance certificate, a gas safety certificate and …

A reminder on ASTS

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