2 March 2017

What a relief!

On 1 March 2017, the Supreme Court decided that property owners seeking to carry out refurbishments can claim business rates relief.

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27 February 2017

Vary and Pay! The SDLT Transitional Trap

What happens to those property contracts that have already been entered into when the Government announces a SDLT rate change? Unsurprisingly, with off-plan residential properties and agreements for commercial leases being marketed and exchanged far in advance of their respective build date and completion dates, this is a frequently asked question.

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13 February 2017

2017: The year of the squatter?

With two swift and successful squatters' evictions by our property litigation team in the first few weeks of January, as well as a recent high-profile judgment eviction of squatters from a £15m Belgravia property, 2017 is looking to be, not only the year of the rooster, but also the year of the squatter!

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16 January 2017

The importance of inspection

The recent case of Trevallion v Watmore & Another (2016) reminds us why buyers must carry out a careful inspection of the boundaries of a property prior to purchase.

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17 October 2016

How not to prepare CPSEs

Commercial Property Standard Enquiries ("CPSEs") - are pages and pages of questions and replies that are capable of sending even the most ardent insomniacs to sleep.

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26 September 2016

Run Forsters Run!!

On Thursday 25 August Megan Wade, Ed Glass and Anthony Goodmaker from Forsters' Commercial Real Estate team took part in the 8th JLL Property 5k in Regent's Park. On a scorching night, with temperatures just shy of the 30 degree mark, our runners joined over 1000 other property professionals on the course.

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