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Option Agreements – Purchasing land

Imagine a developer identifies a plot of land he or she believes has significant future development potential, but obtaining planning may not be guaranteed.

Material Breach of Contract

What is a ‘material’ breach of contract by a party to a commercial contract?

Restrictive Covenants – The Price of Modification

Whether you are a private landowner looking to sell your land to a developer for housing or wishing to take advantage of that large garden plot to build an extra house on the land,

Works to your Property between Exchange and Completion

When buying a Property, one of the most exciting parts is thinking about how you wish to decorate your new home

Can I cut down a tree on my land?

When buying a property, trees on the land may not be the first thing on your mind. However, the regulatory status of trees is important

What is a title indemnity policy?

The title of a property will usually be investigated when the property is either being sold or leased out.

Adverse possession – does a fence matter?

Adverse possession (commonly known as “squatter’s rights”) is continuously using land which

What is a Full Repairing and Insuring Lease?

A full repairing and insuring lease (“FRI Lease”) is a lease in which the tenant takes on all of the costs for repairs

The Common Law Duty of Confidence: Can you rely on it?

We recently published an article explaining the benefits of putting a bespoke…

Can I acquire land through squatters rights?

Most people are generally aware of the term “squatters rights” which in principle, allows a person who has been in possession of a piece…

Legal News & Insights

The cladding crisis: Government sets out new plan to protect leaseholders

The cladding crisis: Government sets out new plan to protect leaseholders

The government reveal new plan to make developers and companies pay to fix the cladding ...
Natwest fined £264 million for money laundering offences

Natwest fined £264 million for money laundering offences

On 13 December 2021, NatWest was fined £264 million for breaches of the Money Laundering ...
Assignment of Lease and Authorised Guarantee Agreement (“AGA”)

Assignment of Lease and Authorised Guarantee Agreement (“AGA”)

A tenant who wants to assign (transfer) their lease must check its terms to see ...
Sick pay cuts

Cuts to sick pay for unvaccinated staff who are self-isolating

Several retailers including Next, IKEA and Ocado have opted to remove company sick pay provisions ...
Right to work checks from 6 April 2022

Right to work checks from 6 April 2022

From 6 April 2022, employers will no longer be able to carry out a manual ...
Is Japanese Knotweed ‘Knot’ so bad anymore?

Is Japanese Knotweed ‘Knot’ so bad anymore?

Are you buying or selling a property affected by Japanese knotweed? Or perhaps you have ...

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Podcasts

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Intellectual Property Law & NFTs (Non-fungible tokens)

This podcast discusses the copyright issues that arise from ownership of non-fungible tokens which are cryptographic tools based on digital ledgers such as blockchain.

Contract Law – Battle of the Forms

Our latest contract law podcast is a discussion around the importance of properly incorporating your terms and conditions.

All in a Day’s Work: Disciplinary Processes

The first in Herrington Carmichael’s “All in a Day’s Work” series, this episode looks at the disciplinary processes used by employers in respect of their employees.

Commercial Lease Break Notices and Pitfalls for Tenants

This podcast will be discussing the common errors commercial tenants make when deciding to end their commercial lease early by using the Break entitlement in the Lease.

Residential Landlords and COVID

This podcast will be looking at the practical difficulties caused by COVID emergency restrictions in using the Court process to remove tenants from rented property.

Podcast: What is an FRI Lease?

In this episode our Property team talk about FRI leases and the difference between the position for both a commercial lease and a residential lease.

Property Leases: What is a break clause?

Break clauses are a useful tool for both landlords and tenants to end a lease before the end of the term.

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