Commercial Property | 9th April 2019

Brexit: maddening but not frustrating when it comes to contracts

Brexit may be maddening for business, communities and even the politicians in the thick of it, but in all the uncertainty, one thing seems certain,...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 20th February 2019

Residential properties owned by companies – ATED – Annual Tax...

ATED is an annual tax payable mainly by companies that own UK residential property. Until 1 April 2016, ATED was only applicable to residential properties...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 27th September 2018

A “takeaway” from Prezzo

Prezzo held a sub-lease of a ground floor and basement restaurant. In the lease, Prezzo’s landlord covenanted to “insure the premises in accordance with its...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 27th June 2018

Easements and rights of way – Get off my land!...

If you’ve discovered an easement running through your property, you may be wondering who has access and who can pass over your land. There are...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 22nd June 2018

A cautionary tale – architects’ copyright

Developers need to take care not to infringe copyright in architect’s drawings. In a recent case, the High Court held that copyright in an architect’s...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 21st June 2018

5 top tips to make sure your planning application is...

If you’re attempting to get planning permission to develop your property, you need to ensure that you understand exactly what is expected of you, and...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd March 2018

Touché – A fencing easement

We lawyers often come across fencing covenants in transfer deeds and conveyances, both old and modern. They usually provide that one party promised to maintain...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 15th December 2017

Investing in commercial property – The pros and cons compared...

Some investors will have been looking at commercial property, either for the first time or with a new eye as a result of the recent...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd June 2017

Push the button – actionable interference with a right of...

Installing a gate across the route of a right of way is always an interference but when does it become an actionable interference? The answer...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd June 2017

Haystacks hiding homes : Concealed development – a reminder of...

In the not so distant past, it was possible to achieve a lawful status for an unauthorised development, notwithstanding concealment and deception. Now, following judgments...

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property

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