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Our special focus on property matters for faith-based organisations starts with a look at the specific issues that these organisations face when planning to acquire property.
The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 provides charities with additional powers to make social investments and clarifies the responsibilities of trustees when making such investments. Oliver Hunt outlines the provisions of the Act and its application in the real estate context.
Moving offices can be a stressful time, with most organisations ending one lease almost simultaneously with moving to new premises. Chinonso Denwigwe provides a useful checklist to consider when your lease is coming to an end.
In uncertain times it is hardly surprising that organisations may change their minds when they are already committed to buy or sell property. So what happens if for any reason a party decides not to go ahead?
The Court of Appeal recently considered, in two different cases, whether occupiers of housing association properties should be subject to an immediate order for possession or a suspended order for possession (SPO), when in both instances the police had found that the properties were used to cultivate a number of cannabis plants.
A tenant will often want to carry out works to its premises during the term of a lease.
We provide a reminder of the provisions relating to assets of community value (ACVs). Jamie Huard explains the process for disposing of properties nominated as ACVs.
So you’ve received an offer for your business you can’t refuse or you’ve found an opportunity to purchase a business that’s too good to miss; what happens next?
Real estate is often one of the most valuable assets of any business. Purchasers should be fully aware of the risks that can be involved in the transfer of property as part of a business acquisition. In this article focusing on Commercial Acquisitions, Tom Allen explains the vital importance of real estate due diligence as part of any business acquisition.
The results of the government review of business rates are awaited, but recent court decisions on business rates have not been good news for rate payers. Will Scott encourages rate payers to consider their business rates liabilities – and potential rate reliefs – carefully.
The government plans to extend the Right to Rent Scheme nationwide from February 2016, following mixed reviews of the pilot scheme, which went live in the West Midlands on 1 December 2014. Chetal Patel explains the scheme, which requires landlords to conduct
immigration checks on all new tenants.