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Managing residential lettings on rural properties

Lucy Beachell 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…

Hannah Hughes, Partner in our Commercial Property team offers an alternative arrangement that may be suitable for future commercial property leases to improve business relationships between landlords and tenants during…

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…

Laura Bradley, from Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, offers some practical steps for commercial landlords to consider in order to protect their interests during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus COVID-19…

Coronavirus Act 2020: Implications for landlords and…

Harrison Drury’s property litigation team look at the Coronavirus Act 2020 in more detail, the importance of entering into a rent deferral agreement and why rent deferral arrangements should be…

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…

The Coronavirus Bill – what it means…

Harrison Drury’s property litigation team look at how the Coronavirus Bill, recently proposed by the government, will help support landlords and tenants regarding lease payments and protect residential tenants from…

Coronavirus – Do my obligations under a…

Harrison Drury’s Laura Bradley 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…

What does a ‘conservation covenant’ mean for…

Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property litigation department, discusses the proposals in the government’s latest green initiative and what they may mean for landowners and future developers. The Environment…

Can I protect the access to sunlight…

Following a recent case, Colin Fenny 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…

Land deal nets bright future for Worsthorne…

The future of a popular green space in a Burnley village has been secured for the local community for another quarter of a century after a new long-term lease was…

Property specialist joins Harrison Drury’s Clitheroe office

Harrison Drury has expanded its property team with the appointment of solicitor Roberto Bonaminio. Roberto Bonaminio, Clitheroe Office Roberto, who previously worked at Steele & Son with Bagot Heyes, is…

Haulage firm chooses Leyland for new distribution…

North West-based H Parkinson Haulage Ltd (HPH) has chosen Leyland to be its fourth distribution centre in the region with plans to develop it as the firm’s new head office.…

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