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Will the end of the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU have an impact on commercial property law in England?

For the most part, it is UK regulations and legislation that affect commercial property in England, rather than EU legislation. There are some regulations, such as the Energy Performance Regulations and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations, which are derived from EU Directives, which could now be subject to review by the UK Government. However, complete repeal of these particular regulations is unlikely, given the UK’s statutory and international treaty commitments to reduce carbon emissions.

Commercial Property

Brexit – The Effect on Commercial Disputes

Experts are predicting a surge in litigation and appeals if proposed Brexit regulations published by the UK government are introduced. This is because, if enacted, the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Relevant Court) (Retained EU Case Law) Regulations 2020 (the Act), would give greater freedom to the UK's domestic courts to overturn EU case law after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

Commercial Property

Help! I want to leave my commercial premises

A lease is a contractual agreement between a Tenant and a Landlord and will generally last for a fixed period of time, commonly known as the term of the lease. There are a number of reasons that a Tenant may wish to leave the premises before the end of the term. This article explores Tenants' rights into what can potentially be the complex task of terminating their commercial lease early.

Commercial Property

What are property searches and why do you need them?

As with any significant financial investment, it usually pays to find out as much as you can about the commodity that you are investing in. Property is no different. In property matters, information is usually power, in this case, the power to act quickly in walking away from a bad deal or to renegotiate its terms; or at least to anticipate and prepare for its negative consequences.

Commercial Property

It’s a bargain, but I’ve got to move quickly

My client has a great business plan, a great idea and an amazing opportunity and all she needed was a property to base her plans from, she’d searched for a few weeks finding nothing and then “PING” a new property dropped into her in box, in need of work but within budget and ideal for her requirements.

Commercial Property

How important is your phone?

In the world of commercial property most things don’t change very quickly, we’re still reeling from the arrival of the Land Registration Act 2002 and discussions about CVA’s stopping landlords getting rents...

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