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The key differences between a lease and a licence…

29 May 2019 Do you have a lease or a licence? Why is it important? A licence (in respect of land or property) is permission to do something with that land which would otherwise be deemed trespass.... READ

The value of break clauses in a commercial lease

16 April 2019 With the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union looming on the horizon, surrounded by a storm of disagreement and the risk of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, uncertainty remains a constant for businesses located... READ

Is your occupancy secure?

26 March 2019 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... READ

He lives in a house, a very big house in the country!

Environmental groups are not happy with the recent High Court decision which declared as unlawful the rule against building in the countryside. Environmental groups are not happy with the recent High Court decision which... READ

Police given new powers to close Pubs

New Licensing laws give Police the power to shut pubs and clubs for 24 hours without a court order if they think public safety is at risk A New Licensing law aimed at reducing... READ

Break clauses in commercial leases: What tenants need to know….

Huw Worthington Commercial Partner Worthingtons Solicitors Belfast discusses recent Court of Appeal Decision and its effect on commercial lease disputes in Northern Ireland When a tenant has a right to determine a lease during... READ

Significant Tax Changes for Buy-to-let Landlords and Second Home Owners

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax which is payable on the acquisition of freehold or leasehold property. It is currently applicable to everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (see the Land... READ

Auction Properties: Bargain or ‘A Pig In a Poke’?

Worthingtons Solicitors warn of the potential pitfalls of purchasing at auction and the steps which may be taken to rectify title issues.  ‘A pig in a poke’ – an offering or deal that is... READ

Chelsea football club forced into extra time to get their new Stamford Bridge stadium built

Hammersmith and Fulham council have just this week given Chelsea football club the green light to proceed with building the new Stamford Bridge. However Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s plans to redevelop a 60,000 seater... READ

RICS introduces mandatory conflict of interest requirements

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... READ
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