Commercial Property

How to Avoid Liability Claims: Accident-Proof your Property

July 29, 2013

You may take every precaution to make your business property as appealing and inviting to the public as possible. While cosmetics are important to your business’s success, so is your care for safety. A customer who falls down or becomes injured on your commercial property could easily sue you and hold you liable for any […]

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Conditional Use Permits for Commercial US Property

July 17, 2013

The conditional use permit grants the use of land that might not conform with existing zoning laws. It provides use of the land within specific limitations, e.g. those contained in the city’s ordinance. For these reasons, a conditional use permit is often quite restrictive. When the conditions of the permit are exceeded, the permit is […]

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Commercial Premises Accidents: Who is Liable and How to File a Claim

July 16, 2013

You probably have every confidence in your safety when you go out in public. You assume that the stores and malls at which you shop, the government buildings that you frequent, and the restaurants in which you dine take every precaution to ensure that you will be safe and protected. However, this assumption is actually […]

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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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Structural Failures and My Rights

March 11, 2013

Buildings, bridges, and roadways can become compromised for a variety of reasons and property owners are required to monitor those weaknesses and either repair the damage or notify any pertinent parties. When these structures fail the general public is exposed to the possibility of great disaster occurring at any moment.   According to Bottar Leone, personal […]

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Government to remove restrictions on converting commercial buildings into much needed housing.

March 1, 2013

The government announced that they may lift some restrictions on converting commercial properties into residential housing to help boost residential construction. The plans for new permitted development rights will allow commercial properties to be converted into homes without needing planning permission. The main aim of these new plans is to expand permitted development rights for […]

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Kent’s literary connections

December 17, 2012

(Guest post, not on property law but on some interesting residents from Kent). We probably all know that Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’ and that there is much to be boasted about by both residents and letting agents. Kent, however, also has many prominent literary connections – something many people are not […]

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Business Rates Relief on Commercial Property

December 7, 2012

Guest property law blog post regarding business rates relief on commercial property in the UK. The majority of high streets are made up of commercial property as are retail parks and industrial estates.  The recession not only brought the collapse of many established consumer brands leaving many of these commercial properties empty. Since the collapse of […]

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Homeowners win case against council over repairing bills for work on two blocks

November 8, 2012

The leaseholders on the Tremlett Grove Estate, in Archway, took Islington Council to the Leaseholders Valuation Tribunal (LVT) arguing that the authority was overcharging by seven figures for work on two blocks. The LVT had told the council to slash the bill by £225,000 meaning each of the 14 leaseholders were getting a discount of […]

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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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