The importance of getting the contract wording right

17th May 2018

The devil really is in the details and, when you don’t get the basics right, all manner of issues can arise from it. Take the case of Persimmon Homes Ltd v Hillier [2018] EWHC 221 (Ch) as an example. A … Continue reading

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Commercial landlords – are you compliant with the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

28th March 2018

From the start of April this year new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will come into force making it unlawful for a landlord to let a property that has an EPC rating below level E. The new Energy Efficiency (Private … Continue reading

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Courts to the Rescue – in this case saving a landowner (and his solicitor!)

23rd January 2018

There a times when having experienced legal advice isn’t just important; it’s essential. Take the recent High Court case of Sparks v Biden as an example. A crucial omission in an overage agreement regarding the sale of land nearly cost … Continue reading

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Murrell Associates’ client Anja Jones Translation celebrates its move to new headquarters

20th December 2017

Boutique translation agency Anja Jones Translation is celebrating its move to brand new headquarters in Newquay. The agency specialises in website, app and brand translation in German, French and English, and has a dedicated team of in-house translators. With a … Continue reading

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The Corridor Tax? Problems in the World of Business Rates Assessment

12th October 2017

Do I really need to read an article about business rates? Well possibly. Read on. Does your business occupy two or more rooms or floors of a building where those rooms/floors are separated by common areas (hallways, staircases, lifts)? No? … Continue reading

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Compliance with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – Commercial landlords, it’s time to review your property portfolio

20th September 2017

In January 2017 we reported on the new Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, known in the property industry as Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). The regulations will be coming into force from 1 April 2018 … Continue reading

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Boundary and Rights of Way Disputes – A Better Way To Resolve Them

20th September 2017

Without attracting much attention, a new piece of legislation that will improve the way in which we resolve boundary disputes is making its way through Parliament. The Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill looks set to come into force in … Continue reading

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A Side Letter to a Lease; a valuable accessory for Vivienne Westwood

3rd July 2017

When negotiating a lease, a landlord may agree to certain concessions to attract and secure a desirable tenant.  The agreement is often personal between the landlord and tenant, and documented by way of confidential side letter.  In the recent case … Continue reading

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Granting a lease to oneself

26th May 2017

English law does not permit a landowner to grant a lease to him or herself. A lease is a tenancy agreement based upon an agreement between two people and contains covenants made by one person with the other. The logic … Continue reading

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The Food and Drink Sector Post-Brexit

12th June 2017

The long-term effects of last summer’s ‘Brexit’ vote are almost impossible to predict in terms of our relationship with the European Union but the one already visible by-product is the weakening in the pound. The falling pound creates problems for … Continue reading

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