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Top 5 Tips for Commercial Tenants
For many tenants taking a commercial lease is unchartered territory. So, as a tenant, what should you look out for? Commercial Property Solicitor Helen Hayward lists 5 things to get you started...
By Helen Hayward on Tuesday 30th January 2018
Local authority planning fees: up, up and away?
Senior Planning Consultant Daniel Addis reports on the Government's decision to increase local authority planning fees.
By Daniel Addis on Monday 8th January 2018
Planning for profit
Looking to enhance the value of your property by securing planning permission? Robbie Mather outlines the costly legal loopholes to avoid.
By Robbie Mather on Monday 8th January 2018
All I want for Christmas is…my own front door
Kathryn Dean explains the options for buying or renting an affordable home.
By Kathryn Dean on Tuesday 19th December 2017
Brownfield Land Registers
Senior Planning Consultant, Daniel Addis, outlines the Government's new plan to tackle the chronic undersupply of new housing in the UK.
By Daniel Addis on Friday 3rd November 2017
What’s the problem? – Rentcharges
Sarah Loan, Commercial Property Solicitor, explains the issues surrounding rentcharges and why they aren’t as innocuous as most people think.
By Sarah Loan on Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Planning: Your money back guarantee
Senior Planning Consultant Daniel Addis explains where a planning fee may be refunded after 26 weeks under the government's 'Planning Guarantee'.
By Daniel Addis on Monday 7th August 2017
Squatting and the law
Sharon Dunstan explains the law surrounding squatting, or adverse possession as it is formally known.
By Sharon Dunstan on Monday 17th July 2017
Registration of land: Why you should consider a voluntary application
Associate Solicitor Christina Foster explains the background to land registration and the benefits of voluntarily registering your land.
By Christina Foster on Monday 3rd July 2017
Lease or licence? The important distinction
Megan Richardson explains the important legal distinction between a lease and a licence.
By Megan Richardson on Tuesday 27th June 2017
Agricultural permitted development rights - hold your horses
Senior Planning Consultant, Daniel Addis, gives his advice on undertaking provisional works to start an agricultural development.
By Daniel Addis on Thursday 20th April 2017