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Graham Pierce

Is your occupancy secure?

17 July 2018

Most occupiers of business premises will be aware that they have certain protections afforded to them under the provisions of the Business Tenancies (NI) Order 1996. Amongst other provisions, the Order allows a tenant the right to a new tenancy on the expiry of the term of the tenancy unless the landlord can object to a new lease being granted and therefore regain possession using one of a number of limited and specific grounds as contained in the Order. However for the legislation to apply in the first instance the tenancy must be one that is capable of being protected by the legislation. Read More

Graham Pierce

RICS introduces mandatory conflict of interest requirements

13 June 2017

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has introduced new mandatory conflicts of interest requirements for agents involved in UK commercial property investments which will take effect from 1 January 2018. Amongst other things, the new rules will bring to an end the practice of “double-dipping” and have been introduced to address these and other risks identified during the recent Global Conflicts of Interest Consultation. Read More

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Avoiding the bumps in the road

23 October 2013

Graham Pierce of Worthingtons Solicitors Belfast addresses the impact of a recent Court decision and the need for clarity when it comes to maintenance costs on private roads. Read More

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