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 | 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
Dispute Resolution | 11th June 2018

Putting on the brakes: decelerating the accelerated possession procedure

On 6 June 2018 Simon Wood, a barrister in the Hart Brown Dispute Resolution department, presented a paper at the RICS Regional Conference for the...

Simon Wood

Barrister, Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator
Commercial Property | 23rd March 2017

Who Owns a Planning Permission?

Anyone can apply for planning permission on any piece of land, whether they own it, lease it, rent it or simply see it from the...

Roderick Campbell

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

Why Invest in Commercial Property?

The right type of property can be a good investment opportunity, whether it be residential or commercial.  Commercial property generally offers more financial reward than...

Tamzin Mandelli

Partner, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd March 2017

The Duty to Update

Following the article on the Dangers of Non Disclosure in March 2016, the recent case of First Tower Trustees Limited –v- CDS (Superstores International) Limited...

Gaenor Thomas

Associate, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 23rd December 2015

Supreme Court: Marks and Spencer £1.1m rent claim decision

Marks and Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited The eagerly awaited Supreme Court judgment in the dispute between M&S and...

Anne Bridger

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property
Commercial Property | 25th September 2015

Retail Beware: A new proposal for shopping on Sunday

At the moment, shops and retail in England and Wales over 280 sq m can only open between the hours of 10.00am and 6.00pm, for a...

Gaenor Thomas

Associate, Commercial Property