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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…

Coronavirus – Do my obligations under a…

Harrison Drury’s Chloe Harrison looks at how coronavirus may impact on lease agreements between landlords and tenants. Due to recent developments globally, in the UK some businesses have remained open…

Drafting construction contracts for modular projects –…

Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property and construction litigation team, discusses how the outcome of a recent case may influence drafting in future construction contracts when dealing with the…

Can I protect the access to sunlight…

Following a recent case, Jody Proudman of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, discusses the implications for planning applications that affect natural light reaching existing solar panels. Solar panels have in…

Catherine joins Harrison Drury’s property team

Harrison Drury has appointed experienced commercial property solicitor Catherine Worthington. Catherine will work across our Lancaster and Kendal offices and will advise clients on a wide range of property law…

Chefs open restaurant in Lancaster canal quarter

Two Lancaster-based chefs have joined forces to open their own restaurant business in the city’s canal quarter. Alan Hempton and James Cocker have opened The Quarterhouse Kitchen + Bar on…

Steam train line’s future secured in land…

A popular community light railway in Lancashire will continue to operate after purchasing land along its route which had been earmarked for development. The West Lancashire Light Railway, based in…

Homes plan helps Whalley school look to…

Whalley-based Oakhill School is to invest in a new state-of-the-art facility after securing an agreement to make some of its unused land available for a small housing development. The development…

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