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Brownfield Land Registers
Commercial Property Solicitor, Robbie Mather, outlines the Government's new plan to tackle the chronic undersupply of new housing in the UK.
By Robbie Mather 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
Commercial Property Solicitor Robbie Mather explains where a planning fee may be refunded after 26 weeks under the government's 'Planning Guarantee'.
By Robbie Mather 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
Head of Conveyancing Kathryn Hill explains the background to land registration and the benefits of voluntarily registering your land.
By Kathryn Hill 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
Commercial Property Solictor, Robbie Mather, gives his advice on undertaking provisional works to start an agricultural development.
By Robbie Mather on Thursday 20th April 2017
Asbestos management – do you know the law?
Sarah Willshire, Senior Associate, explains landlords' obligations and legal duties for assessing and managing asbestos in commercial properties.
By Sarah Willshire on Tuesday 11th April 2017
Mitigating empty rates liability
Helen Hayward describes the measures that commercial landlords are taking to avoid paying rates on empty properties and the law surrounding them.
By Helen Hayward on Monday 10th April 2017
Buying and selling pubs, hotels and restaurants
Associate Solicitor Sue Scott gives her advice for buying and selling leisure sector properties.
By Susan Scott on Monday 27th March 2017
Planning Conditions and Conditions Precedent
Commercial Property Solicitor, Robbie Mather, explains planning conditions and why they are used by local planning authorities.
By Robbie Mather on Monday 21st November 2016