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Category Archives: Property

Gregory Carr – Property Solicitor – answers: What can I do if I cannot pay rent under a commercial lease during the coronavirus pandemic?

  Following the Government’s introduction of stricter social distancing measures on 23rd March 2020, a number of businesses have closed their doors to safeguard their employees and members of the public. As finer details of the Government’s support package are beginning to emerge, this leaves businesses in a precarious position. Where a business doesn’t own... Read the rest of this entry →

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Gregory Carr – Solicitor in our Property department – explains how exercising a statutory right to commercial rent arrears recovery waives a landlord’s right of forfeiture.

For a landlord, a tenant’s obligation to pay rent is crucial. If there are rent arrears a landlord may not only lose out on the profit it expects to achieve as a return on its investment but may also struggle to meet its overheads in respect of the property. Therefore, when a tenant fails to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Michael Ball – Conveyancing Assistant in our Property department – explains what information a seller should provide to their solicitor

A very common question received from a seller at the outset of the transaction is “what information/documentation should I provide to you, and do you require all of the title documents/deeds that I have in my possession?” Firstly, it is a good idea to send your solicitor all the paperwork that you hold with regards... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tom Knightley – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – asks: Why do solicitors want to do property searches?

Property searches form a crucial part of the conveyancing process – whether in respect of commercial or residential properties – because they identify the significance of various common risks to the property that you propose to purchase or lease. Whilst these documents are not exactly what a (sane) reader would consider to be a thrilling... Read the rest of this entry →

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New Year, New Home? Jennifer Smith – Partner in our Residential Property department – provides some sound advice for those selling up and moving house

New year, new start!  January is often the time when people make decisions and plans for the year ahead.  Deciding to sell up and move on could be one of those big life decisions, but the process can be both an exciting time and a daunting prospect.  Whether you are full of enthusiasm of buying... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tom Knightley – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – discusses whether Chinese Investors Should Continue to Invest in UK Property

Chinese property investors are a key player in the Manchester property market. They now find themselves, as do most UK businesses, at a crossroads: what to do about Brexit? The fact, which is seen to most betray the economic injuries already caused to the UK by the looming possibility of Brexit, is the decrease in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tom Knightley – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – explains why Manchester property developers and investors can take confidence despite the possibility of Brexit

As no-one in the business community needs to be reminded, it is an economic fact that the UK’s current status as a member of the EU means that it is a part of the world’s wealthiest international free market. This serves as a huge benefit to the UK’s economy. However, neither does anyone need to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Buyer Beware! Richard Hamilton – Partner in our Property department – discusses environmental issues in property transactions.

Environmental issues is a topic in which public awareness has greatly increased over the last few years and specifically in relation to property purchases. The buyer of a property, whether commercial or residential, needs to be aware of potential environmental liabilities in relation to land and buildings as there are several types for which an... Read the rest of this entry →

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Gregory Carr – Solicitor in our Property department – asks: Is this the end of “no fault” evictions of residential tenants?

On 15 April 2019 the Government announced its proposal to remove the ability for a residential landlord to terminate an assured shorthold tenancy at the end of its fixed term without putting forward any grounds for termination. The abolition of so-called “no fault” evictions is part of the Government’s commitment to “modernising” the residential rental... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton – Partner in our Property department – talks us through the conveyancing process

Selling a house/flat Usually an estate agent will be instructed and the property will go up for sale. Viewings will then take place and the sale price will be agreed. You should then instruct either a solicitor or a conveyancer to deal with the sale on your behalf. They will send their terms of business/engagement... Read the rest of this entry →

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