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  • Renovating Property and Business Rates
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    Property Guardians – Just Another Tenant? There has been a great deal of interest since the recession among commercial property owners in placing ‘Guardians’ in empty premises. Guardians are usually solvent individuals seeking somewhere a little unusual to rent, possibly in an area than may not otherwise be able to afford. There are even companies… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    My Landlord is selling the property – will I have to move out?
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    We were approached by a tenant who was worried she would be evicted from the property she was renting under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement because the Landlord wanted to sell it.  The tenant was still within the fixed term of her tenancy agreement with 5 months left to go and wanted to stay in… Learn more

  • Can I sublet my property if it is Leasehold?
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    When letting out a Leasehold property it is important to check the wording of the Lease to see if there are any restrictive covenants that do not allow subletting. A restrictive covenant is merely a behavior or action that you cannot do during your period of ownership. IF you wish to breach any of these… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Having problems with your tenant?
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    Edward Hands & Lewis may be able to help you…….   Unfortunately the relationship between a Landlord and their Tenant can  break down and disputes can arise, whether it be due to rent arrears or the conduct of the individuals in respect of the property they are living in.   From a Landlords perspective particularly,… Learn more

  • Why have I been charged extra on my Leasehold purchase when I was quoted a lower amount?
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    When purchasing a leasehold property, it is important to bear in mind that the Conveyancing process will take longer than the purchase of a freehold property. The main reason for this is due to a third party being involved – known as the Landlord. When the Seller puts a Leasehold property up for sale, there… Learn more

  • Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property
    My business lease is coming to an end – will I be kicked out?
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    Just because your Lease is for a set period ending on a specific date, it does not necessarily mean that you need to vacate the premises when the Lease expires. The key question is whether your Lease has the benefit of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. If it does then if you occupy the… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Can I withhold rent payable to my landlord if he fails to make repairs to my residential property?
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    There is no automatic right for a tenant to withhold rent payable to a landlord in a residential property.  If a tenant finds themselves in a position where repairs are required, a procedure should be followed with the withholding of rent being a last resort.   Report the problem to the landlord in writing, requesting… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    I am a residential tenant and my Landlord has not registered my deposit. What can I do?
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    In England and Wales, if a tenant is party to an assured shorthold tenancy agreement (‘AST’) which commenced after 06 April 2007, a Landlord is required to place the deposit in a government backed deposit scheme within 30 days of receiving it.  A landlord must then give the tenant specific information about the deposit, including… Learn more

  • Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property
    Are upward-only rent reviews a thing of the past?
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    Recently Dave Forsey, Chief Executive of Sports Direct claimed that “upward-only rents in the UK are a thing of the past” after 75 % of Republic’s landlords backed the proposal to renegotiate the leases of Republic stores. Sports Direct bought Republic out of administration earlier this year with a warning that stores would be closed… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How to recover your property if you are a landlord.
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      We are instructed by Landlords across the country who find themselves in a position where they must evict tenants from their residential properties.  This can be for numerous reasons including where the tenant has fallen into rent arrears, there has been a breach the tenancy agreement, the landlord wishes to sell the property or… Learn more

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