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Commercial Property | 1st April 2020

COVID 19 – What happens to the rent?

The impact of the Covid-19 virus is unprecedented.  Businesses have suddenly lost their income stream from locked down customers. If they are not doing it...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 27th November 2019

Commercial Landlords be wary – agreeing to alterations produces problems.

It is not enough for a landlord to have a well written lease which imposes multiple obligations and penalties on a tenant. The landlord must...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 21st June 2018

Developers no longer getting tanked up

The UK population has grown by over eight million since 2000. The demand for housing has risen accordingly and housing developers find themselves constantly challenged...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd March 2018

Don’t get trapped – mind the gap

In the fast moving world of commercial property, and in particular business leases, deals are struck quickly, money changes hands, a new occupier moves into...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 14th December 2017

‘Not in my back yard!’ – There may be no...

Mobile phone usage has grown massively in the last two decades. There are six times as many phones in use as there were 20 years ago...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 28th September 2017

Is Feudalism Really a Thing of the Past?

Legislation aims to keep up with growth and changes in society. In consequence it can be extensive. We have seen 31 Acts passed onto the...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd March 2017

Mining, Sinkholes and Subsidence – Avoiding the Sinking Feeling of...

When buying a property in the South East many people will not think of mining or subsidence as a real risk. This is partly because...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 28th September 2016

‘Just give us a simple overage agreement’.

It’s strange how some phrases can haunt you over the years and the request to produce a simple, straightforward overage agreement crops up repeatedly. Overage...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd June 2016

Options: Beware the illusory pot of gold

Developers are astute business people. When dealing with them it is wise to keep your wits about you. Here are some common transaction structures employed...

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property