News and Blogs

That's a Relief!

When a tenant has fallen into rental arrears under a lease, a common and rather brutal question asked by its landlord is whether the tenant should stay or be kicked out. This article explores this issue through the lens of the recent case of Pineport Limited v Grangeglen Limited (2016).

What is forfeiture?

Stamp Duty Land Tax: What You Need to Know

The Autumn 2017 Budget has certainly affected all of us in some way or another. One of the most talked about changes was the stamp duty relief for first time buyers. The Chancellor Phillip Hammond abolished Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for first time buyers on the first £300,000 on any property that costs up to £500,000. Therefore, if a property costs less than £300,000, a first time buyer would not need to pay any SDLT.

Preventing Sexual Harassment (Workshop): An Intro for Managers HR

It seems with each new day, comes a new story about sexual harassment!

Living Wills – What are they and what are the alternatives?

A Will allows you to give directions as to how your estate is to be distributed when you pass away. A Living Will is quite different and is an expression of a person’s wishes about their future medical treatment, known as an “advance decision”.

Not so 'Appy' now! Uber loses right to operate in London

This morning news broke that TfL has refused a private hire licence to taxi app Uber. Yes, we couldn’t believe it either! But don’t worry, before you get on the phone to pre-book your taxi two days in advance, contemplate walking home on a cold Friday night, or worse yet brave the night bus (the horror!), let’s take a look at what TfL’s decision means for Londoners.


Welcome to this week’s snippet. We hope you have all now returned to work after the festive period, refreshed and determined to make 2018 a success!

Facebook Vegan dinner debacle!

Earlier this week a chef received death threats after seeming to boast about “spiking” a vegan customer’s meal.

Season's Greetings - Our highlights of 2017

As the year draws to a close and we are in the midst of the festive season, we take the time to reflect on our highlights of the year. It has been an eventful 2017 for Gelbergs, with the introduction of our property auction service, PALS, along with our employment team moving into their new City office. 2018 is shaping up to be a promising year for our small, yet ambitious firm. Below are just a few of the most notable moments of 2017!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Christmas has come early! … Well at least for some it has. As heavy snowfall is expected over the coming days, it will prove increasingly difficult for millions to commute to work. With the bad weather causing all types of havoc, as a business and as an employee, it is important for both parties to have a common understanding on how to best manage Mother Nature’s icy plans. Therefore, it is important to be prepared!

Financial Orders set in stone? Birch don't think so!

Struggling to figure out your finances during a divorce? You can apply for a financial order if you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement. However, if you do agree then it is vital that you record the terms of your agreement into a financial consent order. A financial order is usually set in stone…until now.

We're Moving! Aldgate Tower: 2 Leman Street | London E1 8FA

Gelbergs’ has had many exciting changes this year, from the introduction of our successful PALS service, to Sheldon Henry taking the reigns as Senior Partner from September 2017. Well there’s more to come!