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How to Avoid Unexpected Exit Costs on Your Rented Property

Are you responsible for the upkeep of your premises? As a tenant you have the responsibility to adequately maintain and keep the property in repair. […]

Dilapidation Liabilities for Tenants

Tenants should be considering their potential dilapidation costs not just at lease end but before the lease is signed When considering whether to lease a […]

Knowing the boundaries: Party Wall Matters

Knowing The Boundaries: Party Wall Matters When developers or owners undertake any building works, they must consider the effect their works may have on neighbouring […]

Economic Viability Assessments (EVA’s)

With build costs expected to rise on average by 3.2% a year over the next 3 years (BCIS) and house price growth reportedly beginning to […]

What is a Section 20 Notice?

Section 20 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 (as amended by the Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Act 2002) sets out the three-stage consultation procedure […]

Utility Costs and Leasing a Property

The cost of utilities in commercial properties will vary greatly from property to property and user to user so are often hard to compare, however […]

What is a Rent Deposit?

What is a rent deposit? A rent deposit is paid prior to lease completion by the tenant to the landlord, it is completely separate to […]

What is a Service Charge?

What is a service charge? If you occupy an industrial unit on an estate, or an office suite in a multi-let building then you will […]

Understanding Your Business Rates Liability

Business Rates are a tax placed on properties which are used for commercial or business purposes, they apply to almost all commercial properties and are […]

Lease Lengths

Lease lengths have changed massively over the last 10 years with the average going from around 20-25 years down to around 3-5 years. Whilst some […]