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Breach of Commercial Covenant - Your Options as a Landlord

Alexander Clarke
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Covenants are another way of describing the obligations that exist between landlords and tenants, as set out in the commercial lease. They are unfortunately a common source of dispute. Landlord covenants will typically be along the lines of ensuring that...

Commercial Rent and Service Charge Arrears - Landlord Powers Explained

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As a commercial landlord, you may from time to time need to pursue rent arrears. There are numerous considerations to make when doing so, all of which have a bearing on the options open to you. If you also need to pursue service charge arrears and other...

Commercial Rent Arrears - A Guide to Recovery

Jonathan Tyler
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If you are a landlord of commercial premises, your core concern will always be that your tenant pays their rent and any other costs due under the lease, and that these are paid on time. If you are in a situation where this has not happened and you have found...

Buy now to avoid the extra stamp duty in second homes

Jonathan Tyler
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We are seeing an increase on second home purchasers as investors look to buy before the new stamp duty changes come in. From 1 April buyers of second homes purchased for above £40,000 will have to pay an additional 3% stamp duty. So if...

Mansion Tax Fear

Jonathan Tyler
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Knight Frank report that the wealthy are renting in central London rather than buying for fear of a Labour government's introduction of a mansion tax. Average annual rent in central London rose to 4.1% in the last 12 months showing concerns are very...