Redevelopment of a commercial property - How easily can I obtain possession from the Tenant?

1.   Statutory Right to a Lease Renewal A tenancy protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act) will not terminate automatically at the end of the contractual term if it satisfies the “qualifying criteria”.   These...

New Energy Performance Certificate Requirements - What you need to know

Energy Performance Certificates have been a part of both the commercial and residential sales and letting process for over 10 years. They must be obtained at the outset of any contemplated transaction and be provided to a proposed purchaser or tenant,...

Acquiring a new restaurant? - How to avoid the third party costs trap

In the second instalment of a series of articles on how to approach negotiating terms for a restaurant lease, our senior Partner Peter Ruchniewicz discusses why buyers need to be wary of potential additional costs. Restaurant units are typically first...

Restaurant leases, covenant strength and security deposits

In the first of a series of articles on the how to approach negotiating terms for a restaurant lease, our Senior Partner Peter Ruchniewicz discusses the thorny question of the rental deposit. Landlords and, where the restaurant unit is held under an...
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