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A commercial property tenant did not breach repair covenants set out in the lease when it replaced carpet tiles in the property with strip carpeting, the Court of Appeal has ruled, overturning the High Court's decision. 21 Apr 2016
Anti-avoidance provisions in the 1995 Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act prevent a tenant from assigning a lease to its guarantor, the High Court has ruled. 21 Mar 2016
This guide was updated in April 2015
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early.
From 2015, it will be illegal to use Hydrochlorofluorocarbons ( HCFCs ), including the ozone-depleting refrigerant gas R22, in refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning (AC) systems. R22 is commonly used in AC systems pre-dating 2004 and so its ban...
Indemnities and guarantees have an important role in commercial leases, particularly in difficult financial climates.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
Local authorities in England are expecting to receive their share of a "record-breaking" £23.5 billion in business rates next year, according to figures from central government. 19 Feb 2016
Regulations requiring the owners of non-domestic property in Scotland to carry out energy efficiency improvements before they can sell or lease the premises will not be incorporated into the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regime, according to a published... 21 Jan 2016
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