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…

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…

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…

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…