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The practice of formally entering into an agreement to marry, distinct from the marriage itself has a long history, dating back to pre-Christian times. The advantages of making such a commitment in the past were clear, because until fairly recently marriage for most people was an economic transaction, so the period of betrothal or engagement[…]

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In May of this year, the High Court ruled on the controversial area of business rate relief: R (on the application of Principled Offsite Logistics Limited) v Trafford Council [2018] EWHC 1687 (Admin). It is generally known that a landlord of empty commercial property is entitled to business rate relief for either 3 months or[…]

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This checklist sets out the key issues that a landlord should be aware of if a tenant fails to pay the rent due under the terms of a commercial lease: Your tenant may become liable to pay interest (often at a rate higher than bank base rate) on the unpaid rent. Your tenant may be[…]

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Checklist: Break clauses in commercial leases What is a break clause? A break clause can be included in a fixed-term lease allowing either you or your landlord to terminate the lease early. Exercising a break clause brings the lease to an end. However, where the landlord breaks the lease, there is legislation in place that[…]

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Key points on Lease Expiry The best practice to prevent a Tenant acquiring rights under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 (1954 Act) on the expiry of a lease contracted out of the 1954 Act is the following:- 1.The landlord (including its agents) should not to demand or collect any payment (whether as rent, mesne[…]

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