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Blog archive: February, 2020

Tenancy Deposit – No such thing as too much information

Residential landlords must, where there are Assured Shorthold Tenancies (lettings to individuals with an annual rent of less than £100,000), hold the deposit in a statutory tenancy deposit protection scheme.  This applies to all new deposits held or ASTs entered into on or after 6 April 2007. There are two types of schemes: a custodial …

Tenancy Deposit – No such thing as too much information

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Retail: Unwanted Valentines gifts & Dry January

Dry January followed by Valentines Day – Mike Lewis from the Sherrards Retail Team investigates the ramifications… The press is full of stories of astronomical Business Rates and struggling public houses – ‘Dry January’ must only exacerbate this. However, friend of Sherrards, Sean Hughes, the publican of several of the finest bars in St Albans …

Retail: Unwanted Valentines gifts & Dry January

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Buying Real Estate in the UK

The UK Residential Real Estate system is unique.  It offers transparency, a secure way of holding an asset and clear rules on ownership.  Although it may seem complicated to an overseas investor it provides a structured way of ownership and allows for the relative ease of trading in properties. The first stage for an investor …

Buying Real Estate in the UK

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A developer’s restriction to building

There are often historical covenants contained within titles, preventing a developer converting a property into much needed residential accommodation.  Clearly there will be conflicts with private owners of adjacent property, where there are such restrictions contained within a title but the wider needs of providing accommodation must be balanced. Where indemnity insurance cannot be obtained, …

A developer’s restriction to building

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