PropertyLaw.guru Blog

EG 29-08-20 (App only)

 New Look's proposed 3 yr CVA terms- turnover rents, Landlord breaks etc. Worth looking at - Is this the standard model?Covid Grants and business rates come to an end on 28 August - but £1.45bn remains unclaimed. Business rates holidays given to retail leisure and hospitality let many businesses out in the cold. Some claimed empty property rates relief, but the majority of LAs refused. Massive
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EG 20-08-20

p.17 Investors primed for a rise in sale and leaseback as companies look to free up cash after the pandemic - are you ready?Numerous articles predicting the future of the office…which will affect commercial lease volumes..LegalP.44 Escape to the country- what are the headaches of countryside living - what exactly are you buying - boundaries, rights, gaps and unregistered land, planning permissions
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EG 15-08-20

 EG 15-08-20 App only editionAdverse possessionDowse v City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council [2020] UKUT 0202 (LC) - interesting case as the ground c exceptional case in an LRA02 application. It must adjoin the whole of the owned land, not just a part of it, also questioned whether the ‘reasonable belief’ of ownership could be possible if there had been previous disputes over it!Legal
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 EG 08-08-20P.43 - 75% of businesses are now considering flexible working as a result of the pandemic, and a shift away from tradiitional long leases, which is bad news for L&T solicitors specialising in that area.P.64 Zoning the planning system. Analyses the proposed planning changed- will the recommendations of others to shift to a rules based by right system, where developers can build
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EG 25-07-20

News P.19 Law Commissions report on Commonhold and leasehold reform noted. As one comment says, why would developers set one up if there is no financial advantage and lenders won’t lend on it! Also, in my experience flat owners don’t want to be directors of management companies or manage the building, but whinge about the maintenance and service charges all the time. Don’t expect changes
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New Use Classes summary

Brill summary of the new use classes from BLP - click here  - a must read!https://www.bclplaw.com/images/content/1/9/v2/191419/Client-Flyer-UCO-final.pdf
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EG 18-07-20

News - a boom in demand for data centres, comm prop prices set to drop 10%, predicted demand for flexible space as offices re configure for the post-virus world. P.22 - the proposed radical Permitted development planning reform could see retail to resi conversions rocket. Councils who bought lots of comm prop are now unable to balance budgets and are cutting servicesLegalP.35 Covid clauses
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EG 11-07-20

EG 11-07-20p.13 Editorial call for retailers to pay landlords where they can - comm prop owners aren’t all rich! p.13 - Tesla isn’t paying rent, Frasers, Boots, JD Sport etc. Mike Ashley plans to withhold rent indefinitely for Evans Cycles, which has been doing really well!P.17 West End landlords also badly affected, with no tourist trade for their retailers.. Turnover rents are being demanded
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EG 04-07-20

Not so much covid news this week. Talent supplement is interesting reading about the new skills employees need to deal with the post covid world - home working etc, leadership, unlocking diversity, how to use zoom meetings and be effective - being clear, direct and warm.Legalp.83 Covid & Dilaps claims.  Good article looking at th defences and arguments may arise from the pandemic.  Supervening
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EG 27-06-20

News section - lots of really interesting articles about the future of offices post pandemic - many predicting that in fact flexible workspace will grow as companies shy from long term commercial lease commitments given uncertainty in their market. Many articles well worth reading if you see yourself as something more than a paper-pushing-instruction-follower! Well worth spending the time to read these
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