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EG 21-11-20

 EG 21-11-20Good and thought-provoking series of articles about wellbeing and the pandemic, dealing with the pressures, a survey of mental health, redundancy, personal stories, working patterns, etc.P.53 Property tax issues - VAT paid on dilapidations payments may be reclaimable! Reverse charges on VAT - to prevent fraud, in some situations set out in the article a person engaging construction
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EG 14-11-20

 EG 14-11-20P.84 Lease renewals and Covid. Looks at what Ts will want when renewing under the 54 Act given Covid - length of term, break clauses, the type of rent and rent review clause, interim rents. Etc worth reading!p.87 Break clauses and ‘vacant possession’. Looks at Capital Radio Leeds v Global Radio Services - High court decision that the failure to hand the ‘Premises’  back 
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EG 07-11-20

NewsP.24 An estimated 20,000 shops closing permanently this year, half of those as a direct result of the pandemic. Retail is likely to disperse from city centres to smaller towns and suburban areas, encouraged by more home-working. The vacant spaces might be re-purposed as local workspaces.P.85 GP-led transactions (nothing to with doctor’s surgeries btw) - This is where a sponsor of an existing
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EG 31-10-20

 NewsMany complaints that the proposed planning reforms completely fail to mention commercial property and focusses entirely on housing.John Lewis gets PP to turn half of its flagship Oxford St store into offices!!Future of London - some great articles about what will happen to :London post covidP.52Asbestos Horror Story - Pullman v Welsh Minisetr [2020] EWHC 2521 held that ‘yielding up’ in
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 EG 17-10-20Newsp.15 Landlords are fighting back against Tenants - some are demanding getting the properties back rather than accepting the tenants will occupy rent free or for a low rent.p.19 - proposed rules to make Pre-packs fairer & ‘blood bath’ predicted in the hotel and hospitality sectorLegalP.52 - What options are available to landlords who find themselves with abandoned premises?
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EG 10-10-20

p.45 Judicial review. Richard Harwood QC argues why JR is important in planning, s.288 challenge, only happening with 1 in 2000 applications. Also discusses the recent  PDR and other proposed  planning changes.P.48 Is ‘co-retailing’ the answer - where retailers share a shop space. Whilst not new, this can be a ‘concession agreement which is a hybrid licence and commercial arrangement,
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EG 03-10-20

P.49 Racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace - looks at the equality legislation and what needs to be done to increase BAME representationP.51 The future of planning disputes. Part of the planning streamlining proposals is the White paper ‘Planning the Future’ released in August., but it is short on details, but it proposes to remove the risk of Judicial Reviews by removing imprecise and unclearly
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EG 19-09-20

P.5 “This week’s leader is dedicated to the growing number of occupiers that are, quite frankly and quite bluntly, taking the piss. For their benefit, I thought it might be useful here to remind them of the definition of a lease…” Proper rant from the Editor about tenants not paying their rent, CVAs, etc.P.16 High Court decision, much reported which decided that in most of the disease clauses
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EG. 12-09-20

P44. Overcoming tenants’ rights of pre-emption. Good article on how to structure a flats development to make sure that you can keep the freehold or airspace and prevent them  having a right of pre-emption should you wish to sell it. Basically exchange contracts to sell on the reversion before you sell 50% of the flats. But what about structuring it with an intermediate lease? Or before they
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EG 3-09-20

Sorry for delay -‘ stuff’ getting in the way!Interesting Logistics supplement - its definitely where the smart money is going. Amazon is on an impressive global 50% expansion journey - with a 40% increase in sales in Q2 2020!P.36 Right to Manage procedures and the changes proposed by the Law Commission. Useful explanation of the current process. The notices are crucial and Eastern Pyramid Group
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