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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Posted in Real Estate

Legal A-Z: “E” is for EPC

Q. I own a commercial building that has just become vacant.  I would like to rent it out again, and my agent has asked me for my EPC.  What is it and do I need one? An Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC”) certifies the energy efficiency of your building, and must be prepared by an accredited

Posted in Case Updates, Real Estate News

Residential Service Charge decision causes a stir

It’s not often that tenant consultation processes on residential service charges set pulses racing. However, the recent Supreme Court judgment in Daejan Investments v Benson & Others may at least provoke some heated debate. In a split Court, in which the majority was charged with “subverting Parliament’s intentions” by dissenting judges, a decision was reached

Posted in Real Estate

Insolvency can forfeit the right to forfeit

You’re a landlord. A business tenant goes bust. Getting them out and getting the lease back may not be as easy as you think. It can be especially complex (and galling) where your tenant is succeeded by a new business with the same management, the same name and the same suppliers, still in your premises.

Posted in Real Estate, Real Estate News

Trading on empty – retail vacancy figures

It’s the fifth year of the downturn and still we are casting around for good news.  It was in short supply last week when the Local Data Company (LDC) launched their shop vacancy report at the Seventh LDC Retail Summit 2013, held at Hogan Lovells’ offices.  The event was marked by a panel debate including