All landlords, investors, developers, and tenants must be aware of the upcoming changes to MEES and EPC requirements, as there are severe penalties for a party who has not taken the necessary steps to comply by the deadline. Commercial properties The current position is that a tenancy cannot be granted to new or existing tenants […]
Residential reflections Each quarter, we ask our experts in the Residential Conveyancing teams to reflect on an interesting piece of news, work, or a case within their sector. This month we focus on the stamp duty holiday. As a measure to kick start the housing market during the pandemic, the Government introduced a temporary reduction […]
Please join us for our latest Commercial Property legal update. The session is primarily aimed at our internal team, covering recent legal developments and cases affecting the real estate sector. Do feel free to attend via Zoom and add to your CPD count. The session will last for approximately one hour, from 2pm. Please let […]
It is often the case that when part of a parcel of land is sold (or otherwise transferred), the seller will retain rights for the passage of services, electricity, water, gas etc, over, under and through the land being transferred. Equally the buyer will reserve the same rights over the parcel remaining with the seller. […]
MK is the fastest growing city in the UK and offers good potential for property investment. It is also tipped to lead the UK’s post-COVID economic recovery. Freeths MK Real Estate team invite you to join us for a virtual drink to: Discuss where you and your business are placed for 2021 The issues for […]
Freeths have been recognised again in The Times annual Best Law Firms list for 2021. The table comprises the top 200 firms across England and Wales, and the top 40 in Scotland. These have all been chosen by lawyers, who were asked to recommend lawyers across 26 categories covering business, public and private client sectors. […]
Further to our previous blog on the subject ‘Moratorium on Forfeiture of Business Tenancies and Measures to Protect Tenants against Rent Collection‘, the Government confirmed last night that it will extend the ban on forfeiture of commercial leases for the non-payment of rent to the end of the year (it was due to expire on 30 […]
A welcome from the editor… Welcome to the latest edition of the Real Estate Legal Update. This quarter, the Supreme Court has been thinking about cash machines and urns, and we take a look at cases on deeds (or not) of guarantee, the trigger for an option to purchase, and modification of leasehold covenants. We […]
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