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What permission do you need for ‘change of use’?

Covid has changed the way we work. Hundreds of companies are discovering that the service they provide can be done by employees working from home, and in many cases, it’s been found to be far more financially viable to have a team that telecommutes and uses Zoom for meetings, rather than having a bricks-and-mortar office.…

Buying a property at auction: what you need to know

Buying a property at auction is exciting, exhilarating, and just a little bit scary. There’s an opportunity to pick up a real bargain (as long as someone doesn’t start bidding against you), it’s an instant purchase, and once you’ve bought your property it’s yours to do with as you wish (subject to any restrictions imposed…

Advice for landlords on new EPC Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 were made on the 26th March 2015. They introduced a change in the law whereby from the 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to privately let residential and commercial properties with an EPC rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’, unless one of the exemptions detailed below applies.

It is important to note that the Regulations will not apply to properties that are not required to have an EPC or where a property is let for a period of less than six months or for a term of more than 99 years.

Common traps people fall into when renting commercial property

For most businesses, the renting of a commercial property represents a major financial decision. Whether you are renting a commercial property to run an office, a shop, a restaurant or a warehouse, making sure you understand your rights and responsibilities is crucial to the long-term success of your business. This short guide has been created to provide some helpful tips and advice to guide you through the process and protect your business.

How to vacate a sub-tenant Q&A

Question I am a landlord of a business premises and I granted a lease which excludes my tenant’s right to automatically renew the lease at the end of its term. My tenant has granted a sub-lease which does not exclude the right of automatic renewal and is in breach of the main lease. I want…