Buyer beware – auction purchases

If you are planning to bid on a property at auction, you need to be aware of the traps for the unwary. We are increasingly being asked to act for clients on the purchase and…

Lost and found

Question: What happens to a commercial lease if the tenant (ie. a corporate tenant) becomes dissolved? Answer: Bona Vacantia. Bona Vacantia is one of those archaic Latin terms which crops up now and again and…

5 Things Buy-to-Let Landlords need to know going…

New regulations, tax changes and tighter lending rules are changing the buy-to-let market.  In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that landlords are clued up on their obligations and seriously savvy about minimising…

New lettings – exemptions from MEES regulations

Since 1 April 2018 landlords are prohibited under the MEES Regulations[1] from granting new tenancies of non-domestic properties that have an EPC rating of F or G unless they carry out cost-effective energy saving measures…