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Sub-letting of part - the issues a landlord should take into account

9 Nov, 2018
What are the issues that need to be taken into account when a landlord is considering allowing a tenant to sub-let part of a property? Firstly, they will need to consider whether...
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Autumn Budget 2018: Is it good news for the high street?

30 Oct, 2018
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, has announced plans to further support our local high streets by making more public funds available in an effort to rejuvenate...
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When an agreement is not an agreement

26 Oct, 2018
Parties often enter into contracts which provide that variations can only be made in writing.  Such clauses can appear in a variety of different contexts.  The question for the...
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"Deregulation" Regulations for Landlords

18 Oct, 2018
Do you have an old Assured Shorthold Tenancy (one that was granted before 1 October 2015)?  If so, are you sure that you are able to serve a section 21 notice to terminate the...
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Wild Duck Ltd v Smith (2018): can a landlord step in to carry out outstanding works following a developer's liquidation?

4 Sep, 2018
On 27 June 2018, the Court of Appeal considered an appeal by a management company against a High Court decision in relation to outstanding works to the common parts of a...
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No “weed-ling” out of this one

3 Aug, 2018
Last year I wrote about a case where individuals whose land had been encroached upon by the invasive species known as Japanese Knotweed (“JKW”) were granted damages...
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Overvaluation of dilapidated properties: what should damages amount to?

30 Jul, 2018
Mr Moore and Ms Heguland wished to buy a flat in the port town of Bideford in North Devon, which they intended to let out.  They were purchasing with the benefit of a mortgage...
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A PropTech transaction

20 Jul, 2018
"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master." The property industry has, over the past 2 years, seen a massive uptake in embracing tech to make efficiencies.  Attitudes...
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Ashley Pappin joins Cripps LLP construction disputes team

13 Jul, 2018
by: Cripps
We are delighted to announce the recruitment of Ashley Pappin as Senior Associate.  Ashley becomes the fourth member of the Cripps LLP construction disputes team.  Ashley joins...
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They're coming home

13 Jul, 2018
Gareth Southgate's England squad went into the World Cup with expectations at an all time low.  So what national joy there has been to have made it as far as the semi final...
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Cripps’ employees are flying sky high

28 Jun, 2018
What do you picture when you think of a solicitor's typical working day?  The stereotype is often someone dressed in a suit, stuck in the office between 8:00am to 10:00pm. ...
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13 reasons why ... certain lease clauses cannot be enforced

8 Jun, 2018
The recent case of Zinc Cobham 1 Ltd and others v Adda Hotels considered whether or not a tenant's obligation in hotel leases to trade in accordance with certain (Hilton) brand...
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The Dreamvar Appeal: A Conveyancer’s Nightmare

25 May, 2018
by: Cripps
On 15 May 2018 following its judgment in the two conjoined cases of P&P v Owen White and Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya (2018) EWCA Civ 1082, the Court of Appeal has sent...
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The Registration Gap – Revisited

22 May, 2018
The “registration gap” is the period of time between legally completing a purchase of land and the Land Registry completing the application to note the new owner’s name on...
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Another messy breakup...

18 May, 2018
Goldman Sachs International v (1) Procession House Trustee (2) Procession House Trustee 2 Limited Unlike most new relationships, landlords and tenants often begin theirs with a...
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What does the future hold for shopping centres?

11 May, 2018
Shopping centres are entering a new chapter, partly as a result of change in the consumer experience.  In the UK, approximately 20% of all transactions are now conducted online...
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The gas may be safe but is the decision in Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz?

3 May, 2018
In February 2018, the county court appeal decision in Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz sounded a warning to all landlords of assured shorthold tenants.  The circuit judge...
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Can developers take comfort from latest case on damages?

25 Apr, 2018
The recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] UKSC 20 sheds some light on how the courts might deal with damages going forward. ...
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The 2017 Telecommunications Code: the effect for operators and landowners

17 Apr, 2018
The 2017 Code ("the Code") replaces the 1984 Code which has been considered outdated for some time now.  The new Code was brought in by the Digital Economy Act 2017 and came into...
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Sleep out for LandAid

6 Mar, 2018
As you may be aware from our twitter feed (@CrippsPropLaw) a hardy group of eight souls from across our Real Estate division took part in LandAid's Sleep Out last Thursday 1...
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