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  • 5 Further points to consider when taking a Commercial Lease
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    5 Further Points to Consider when Taking a Commercial Lease In a previous post some of the legal aspects in negotiating and signing up to a commercial lease were considered. But as that post advised, leases are complex beasts with many interacting parts, so it is worth looking at some of the other common clauses… 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

  • 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

  • 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 Landlord and I need to get possession of my property. Where do I start?
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    If the tenancy agreement is an assured shorthold tenancy agreement, there are two different routes to take in respect of possession proceedings, one is based on a section 8 notice and the other on a section 21 notice pursuant to the Housing Act. The section 8 notice can be used to gain possession of a property before… 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

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Houses of Mulitple Occupation – does your rental property need a license?
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      If you rent out a property which is shared by more than one household as their sole or main residence, it is a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO). This means that you may need to apply for a license, or risk prosecution.   A ‘household’ is either a single person or members of the… Learn more

  • Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property
    Taking advantage of reduced rents
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    Market rentals particularly in some sectors such as offices have dropped significantly over the last few years as the recession bites and as more office staff work remotely. Typically when the rent is reviewed under a Lease the rent review clause provides that any review will be “upwards only”.  At the end of many Leases… Learn more


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