20 November 2014

Why is hedonistic regression analysis stirring the enfranchisement world?

During the last year there have been three notable cases that have significantly impacted the enfranchisement profession. The decisions known as 61 Queens Gate, Dolphin Square and 47 Phillimore Gardens are important for leading enfranchisement surveyors to note.

These cases formed the backbone of our recent Annual Enfranchisement seminar, brief details of which can be found below:

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4 November 2014

Knowing MEES, knowing you

Charlotte Ross discusses breaches of competition law by local authorities, energy efficiency regulations for commercial properties as well as leases and assignment.

First published in Solicitors Journal, 4 November 2014.

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21 October 2014

Storage Wars

To avoid unnecessary costs, firms should have clear policies in place for the storage of client documents. says Bryan Shacklady. First published in Solicitors Journal, 21 October 2014.

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1 October 2014

It's all relative

The Upper Tribunal has recently favoured a more conventional way of working out marriage value for the purposes of an enfranchisement claim. Natasha Rees examines the consequences.

First seen in Property Law Journal, October 2014.

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11 August 2014

Landlord wins relativity appeal

Enfranchisement practitioners have been eagerly awaiting a decision of the Upper Tribunal in the appeal Latifa Kosta v The Trustees of the Phillimore Estate [2014] UKUT 0319(LC) which concerns the issue of relativity.

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8 July 2014

Commercial property update

Magnus Hassett and Nikolas Ireland discuss Land Registry practice, leases, M&S's failed appeal, insuring trees and the new capital allowance rules.

First published in Solicitors Journal, 8 July 2014.

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27 May 2014

Marks & Spencer PLC-v- BNP Paribas (14/05/2014) - rent apportionment on breaking a Lease during a quarter.

The Message: It is difficult to imply a term into a lease and parties need to spell out the position clearly regarding re-imbursements payments for rent, service charge, sinking fund, and insurance when a Lease can be ended early.

The Case: The Court of Appeal has decided that quarterly rent payable in advance is not normally apportionable if the lease is broken during the quarter.

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20 May 2014

Commercial property update

Magnus Hassett and Nikolas Ireland discuss whether an injunction is still the appropriate remedy for an interference with property rights, and how to advise business tenants in the face of recent landlord successes.

First seen in Solicitors Journal, 20 May 2014.

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22 April 2014

Avoiding a CATastrophe

As a result of the close geographical and historical ties between Ireland and the UK and the large number of Irish people living and investing in the UK, it is quite common for the UK tax and trust advisor to come across Irish issues.

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1 April 2014

Flood risk: What is a solicitor's role?

Flood risk investigations are now an intrinsic part of the conveyancing process, but to what extent do solicitors need to advise their clients and what are the implications of forthcoming changes to flood insurance? Hannah Kramer reports.

First published in Property Law Journal, April 2014.

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11 March 2014

Commercial property update

Landlords should ensure that rent accruing during an administrator's occupation is recovered as an expense to provide the highest rate of recovery possible.

First seen in Solicitors Journal, 11 March 2014.


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15 January 2014

Charities: A question of confidence

Robert Keylock assesses the implications of Mountstar (PTC) v Charity Commission for charity professionals. First published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, January/February 2014.

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3 January 2014

Service Charges: Heed the terms of the lease

Natasha Rees considers a decision that highlights the importance of complying with correct procedures when seeking to recover service charges.

First seen in Property Law Journal, December 2013/January 2014.

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