Category Archives: Property law

Guide to the law on empty residential property

It is estimated that there are over 300,000 long term empty residential properties in England and thousands of abandoned commercial buildings. These wasted assets often become a shelter for homeless and squatters. The number of empty properties is not decreasing and councils have certain legal enforcement measures that allow them to take possession of empty […]

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Consequences of Delaying Consent To Assign or Sublet Commercial Lease

It is not unusual for a commercial property lease to prevent a tenant from assigning or subletting the property. Where assignment or subletting is permitted it will usually be qualified to state that it can only be done with the consent of the landlord. In such circumstances the landlord cannot unreasonably withhold consent nor delay […]

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Property law case

Gifting a property not reversible A recent case demonstrates that if you want to pass on assets but want to retain control, you need to do it by way of a trust, but there may be tax consequences of this. The case in question has been in the headlines as much because of the class […]

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