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    COVID-19 update: Commercial landlords and tenants

    With lockdowns still in place across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is no respite to the challenges facing the commercial property sector. Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed,…

    Divorce and the family farm

    Although divorce rates appear to be slightly falling, 2019 figures indicate that as many as 42% of marriages still ended in divorce with farming families by no means immune to…

    The impact of energy efficiency regulations on…

    Many landowners have diversified into providing commercial premises by converting historic farms buildings. Given the age of some of these buildings, they risk breaching MEES regulations come 2023. George Wilson,…

    Is an athlete an employee?

    Matthew Astley and Olivia Bailey, from Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, consider the case of Varnish v British Cycling, in light of the recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.…

    Mixed-use Stamp Duty Land Tax: When can…

    George Wilson from Harrison Drury’s rural sector team outlines how different approaches to purchasing rural property can reduce the stamp duty land tax liability. He also reinforces the importance in…

    Residential landlords update: Prepare now to reactivate…

    Hayley Bamber, of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, explains what landlords need to be aware of after the introduction of new legislation and updated Practice Direction 55C. On 26 March,…

    Are written tenancy agreements really that important…

    Nicola Beneduce, from our commercial property team, highlights some of the pitfalls associated with not having a comprehensive written tenancy agreement in place for an agricultural tenancy. When an agreement…

    Dairy Response Fund – Support launched for…

    Following increasing pressure from several agricultural organisations, including The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), the NFU, and others, a new hardship fund for dairy farmers has now opened.…

    Rights and remedies for tenants and landlords…

    Hayley Bamber, property litigation specialist at Harrison Drury, offers guidance on how landlords and tenants can reach agreements regarding rent payments and take a proactive approach to renegotiating a lease.…

    Is it possible to own ‘wildlife’ when…

    Senior associate solicitor, Wendy Newbury, from our commercial property team, highlights a recent case in the Court of Appeal. It challenges whether or not coarse fish kept in man-made lakes…

    Managing residential lettings on rural properties

    George Wilson from our commercial property team highlights how the recent tightening of regulations to prevent the letting of ‘sub-standard’ properties affects farm tenancies and rural residential lettings. The let…

    Turnover Rent: A future consideration for commercial…

    Senior associate solicitor, Hannah Hughes, offers an alternative arrangement that may be suitable for future commercial property leases to improve business relationships between landlords and tenants during times of financial…

    Construction sector update: Managing the reopening of…

    Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property and construction litigation team offers guidance for contractors and sub-contractors during a period of uncertainty for the construction sector as the government looks…

    Coronavirus: How to preserve commercial landlord and…

    Dan Boulton and Chloe Harrison, from Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, offer some practical steps for commercial landlords to consider in order to protect their interests during the coronavirus pandemic.…

    Coronavirus Act 2020: Implications for landlords and…

    Harrison Drury’s Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed look at the Coronavirus Act 2020 in more detail, the importance of entering into a rent deferral agreement and why rent deferral arrangements…

    What social distancing means for business: Hospitality…

    Harrison Drury’s commercial dispute resolution and regulatory teams consider how the government’s business closure regulations will affect the UK’s hospitality and retail sectors. The government’s move to force closure of…

    Create a Rent Deferral Agreement

      Whilst coronavirus has spurred the Government to prohibit tenants from being evicted from their premises, many renters who are protected from eviction mistakenly believe they do not owe rent.…

    The Coronavirus Bill – what it means…

    Harrison Drury’s Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed look at how the Coronavirus Bill, recently proposed by the government, will help support landlords and tenants regarding lease payments and protect residential…

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