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Monthly Archives: February 2020

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A Leap Day Bonus

Wishing you a Happy Leap Day for tomorrow! Traditionally the day for women to issue marriage proposals, 29 February may also have an unexpected consequence for buyers and sellers of commercial properties when they work out their completion statements. The Standard Commercial Property Conditions are a set of standard conditions which are incorporated (to a

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MEES and residential property – don’t be a fool come 1 April 2020

Come April Fool’s Day 2020, landlords of residential property should be aware not just of customary pranks and hoaxes, but also of the implications of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the “MEES Regulations“). What is the current position for residential property? Since 1 April 2018, landlords of “domestic private

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Noisy works: a useful reminder for landlords

When a landlord is carrying out works it is usually impossible to avoid some level of disturbance to tenants.  On that basis, previous case law has made clear that a landlord carrying out works will need to take “all reasonable steps to minimise the disturbance” to its tenants in order to avoid a tenant successfully

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Should all boundary disputes be settled by surveyors?

Believe it or not, lawyers do not love boundary disputes. Costly and protracted litigation over small parcels of land is rarely in the client’s best interests, especially if (as is often the case) the dispute is not really about the land itself but some breakdown in neighbourly relations. These antagonisms are usually worsened by court