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Harrison Drury supports logistics firm’s £12m HQ purchase

Harrison Drury’s commercial property team has advised longstanding client FDC Holdings on the multi-million-pound purchase of its headquarters building – a deal which gives the logistics specialist greater control over…


Government seeks feedback on plans for a new ‘use class’ for short-term lets

On April 12, 2023, the government published a consultation to introduce a separate use class for short-term lets and associated permitted development rights in England. Amanda Marwood and Zakira Vika…


Sale of St Annes buildings supports town’s regeneration masterplan

The commercial property team at Harrison Drury has advised on the sale of two council-owned buildings in St Annes that will support the town’s ambitious regeneration strategy. The firm has…


Fish farm targets Yorkshire expansion after securing 15-year lease with Environment Agency

One of the oldest fish farms in the UK has expanded with a third site after securing a 15-year lease with the Environment Agency. The lease has enabled Costa Spring…


An outline of the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022

Over recent years there has been negative press surrounding the payment and review of ground rents charged on residential leasehold properties. This has led to reform in this area. Associate…


Commercial rent arrears – Do I have to pay rent if I closed during the pandemic?

Hasin Amin, solicitor in our commercial property litigation team, takes a fresh look at the issue of commercial rent arrears caused by the coronavirus pandemic following a recent Court of…


The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act

After the government has issued many press releases heavy on ideas yet light on detail, the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act is now in force, and the long moratorium has ended.…


Entrepreneur opens Thai restaurant with ‘street market’ feel in Lancaster

A business graduate from Lancaster University has opened a Thai restaurant in the heart of Lancaster. Jing Pongwisaitat, founder of TwoThai restaurant, seeks to offer an authentic Thai street food…


Harrison Drury helps PJM Property Investments Group acquire three new sites

Harrison Drury's commercial property team has helped an acquisitive property investment group to acquire three new properties in Central Lancashire. PJM Property Investments Ltd has acquired Cuerden Green Mill in…


Can a commercial landlord terminate a tenancy for occupation for its own use?

Hasin Amin, a solicitor in our property litigation team at Harrison Drury, refers to a recent case Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2847 (Ch) to explain what…


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