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Lease Assignments: Your Duty as a Landlord

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:

Joint Property Ownership: What You Should Know

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.

'Prexit' and Brexit Sagas

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.

What To Do If A Beneficiary Is Missing

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.

Penalty Clauses: Game-Changer

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.

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show: 6th & 7th October 2017 at the ExCeL London

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.

Unconscious Bias Workshop - 3rd October 2017 (Kings Cross, Drake & Morgan)

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.

Harvey Weinstein - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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. 

Gelbergs on the Radio!

Following on from our blog last week on motivating your staff post summer holidays, our Employment Solicitor Aida Smajlovic was invited to speak about the subject on Resonance FM's "The Workplace" programme. Be sure to catch up on her talk via Mixcloud here

From Russia with Love? – Dress size, weight and discrimination

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.

Three Course Meal Anyone? I’m Paying! – Tips On How To Motivate Your Staff

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.

The Juggling Act: Top Tips for Managing Work & Family Life

Welcome to this week’s Snippet! This week you may have seen toddler; Iris Wronka’s hilarious takeover of an ITV news segment on milk allergies, which resulted in the clip going viral and many joking that “this is what happens when your childminder lets you down at the last minute”.