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ALIENATION The ability for a tenant to transfer (assign) or sublet its lease. BREAK CLAUSE A term in a lease that enables either the landlord or the tenant (or both) to terminate the lease prematurely, usually upon satisfying certain preconditions. DILAPIDATIONS A process for assessing the liability for repairs to a property during, or more[…]

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Residential tenants in the private rented sector in England currently pay on average £300 – £400 in administrative fees such as application fees, viewing fees, tenancy set-up fees, referencing and credit-check fees, fees for contract negotiations, renewal fees, inventory check fees, check out fees and fees for professional cleaning services. The Tenant Fees Act 2019[…]

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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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