Commercial conveyancing

Five reasons to invest in Spain NOW

December 6, 2013

Five reasons to invest in real estate in Spain After more than five years of crisis, uncertainty about when to recover the brick industry has given way to a widespread optimism, thanks largely to the closure of operations of foreign investors. “It has opened a new stage in the Spanish property market. In recent months, […]

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The Housing investment in Spain has changed

November 13, 2013

Spain’s economic problems are pretty clear:  a recession is not expected to end until the end of 2013 and unemployment of 25%. It will take time to get going, but foreign capital is now positioned around the market, in a time when everything is stabilized will open a market with a great future and very […]

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Housing Valuation Company condemned by Supreme Court for overvalued properties

October 29, 2013

The Supreme Court in Spain condemns a Housin Valuation Company  for overvalued properties The First Chamber of the Supreme Court resolved a dispute concerning the liability of an appraisal company, compared to a financial institution, for damages resulting from a sobretasación of several properties on which mortgages were collateral for two loans, resulting in the value at […]

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The Conveyancing Process Explained

October 16, 2013

Until they actually come to buy a residential property, many people are unaware of what a Conveyancing process is or what it entails. Conveyancing refers to the legal process of legally transferring ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer. The process begins at the time when the offer is accepted and the […]

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Renting business premises – frequently asked questions

July 11, 2013

How long should I rent for? A commercial lease is rarely granted for longer than 10 or 15 years and there is often a tenant break clause option from the beginning of year five, enabling you to terminate the lease. Try and negotiate a break clause if there is not one and also check the […]

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Charities and Part 1 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1927

October 21, 2012
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Raymond Cooper is a Consultant Property Lawyer Proposition: Whilst charities occupying premises are clearly protected by Part II of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, there must be a question mark over whether Part I of the 1927 Act applies. There is no doubt that charities occupying functional premises are protected by Part II of […]

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Index Linked Rent Reviews

September 24, 2012
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Proposition:  It is not safe to grant leases under which the rent is reviewed at intervals solely by reference to the Retail Prices Index (or the Consumer Prices Index).

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The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and Commercial Buildings

September 19, 2012

Raymond Cooper is a Consultant Property Lawyer. Buyers of some commercial buildings should be aware that, although a building may be let for purely commercial use, the tenant may be entitled to acquire the freehold by enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. 

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Charities and Authorised Guarantee Agreements (AGAs)

July 4, 2012

Raymond Cooper is a Consultant Property Lawyer Proposition: Tenants who are charities are unlikely to have power to enter into AGAs on the assignment of their leases, and trustees who do enter into AGAs could, if an assignee fails, incur personal liability.

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CPSE standard enquiries not fit for purpose ?

April 30, 2012

Pre contract enquiries are part of the method of investigation of commercial property transactions. These enquiries can be acquired in various ways including purchasing the freehold, leasehold or mortgage supplier. Usually, buyers of property raise pre contractual investigations as sellers rely on these investigations. Currently, the Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) is the standard in […]

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