Are you a commercial property landlord who has granted a lease to a tenant over your property? Are you worried that one day your tenant’s business will struggle? Despite being bound by a lease, there are indeed many reasons why your tenant may look for a way out, writes Alaa Jafferali our Property Law expert. Some of the many reasons are as follows:
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When buying a property with someone else – whether a spouse, partner, friend or family member – it is important to choose the type of joint ownership you want, and notify the HM Land Registry when your new property is registered.
This week has seen the ‘Prexit’ of Priti Patel from the Cabinet amidst a furore of ‘secret meetings’ held outside the proper ministerial protocol, and the appointment of Penny Mordaunt in her place. This is significant in that Theresa May has replaced one staunch Brexiter with another, presumably to shore up her own precarious administration.
When dealing with the administration of an estate, you will often be faced with unwelcome delays and potentially nasty surprises. A more unusual setback is where you are unable to locate a beneficiary. William Hollins from our Private Client team discusses.
Our Unconscious bias workshop was held on 3rd of October and was totally sold out. The subject matter attracted representatives from different industries and lots of lively debate.
You may be aware Gelbergs exhibited at the Property Investor & Homebuyer show at the ExCeL London on the 6th & 7th of October. It was a chance for us to network with potential first time buyers and to attain up to date information about the property sector as a whole.
It is common for contracts to contain terms that are intended to prevent the other party from breaching an agreement, or to punish them financially in the event of a breach. However, it is very important that these provisions are not classed as penalty clauses. The general rule is that penalty clauses in a contract are not enforceable.
This week Harvey Weinstein, one Hollywood’s most renowned and powerful film producers, has been accused of historic sex offences by a number of actresses, models and some of his own female staff. The details are shocking, compounded by the fact that other prominent and powerful figures in Hollywood allegedly stood by and condoned the behaviour.
While sifting through this week’s news, we here at Gelbergs lifted our jaws off the floor as we read a case involving Evgenia Magurina, a flight attendant in Russia who was openly discriminated against by her employer for her weight and appearance.
We hope you are all back to work and feeling refreshed after the summer holidays! This week the kids went back to school and usual service resumed for commuters. Having a lovely break and exotic holiday is all fine and well, however we all struggle with returning to work after time away from the office.
Democracy is apparently rife at the moment. This time last year we were in the midst of the Brexit campaign – with both the ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ camps finding themselves a permanent branch to perch on in headlines, daily news updates, social media trends, hashtags, and conversations all across the UK. Homes and offices stood divided, and remain so with the unexpected Leave result.