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Frettens launch specialist social housing team

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Frettens launch specialist social housing team Frettens are delighted to announce the launch of our new specialist social housing team . Ben Cobb will be heading up the team with Oonagh McKinney , the pair having gained a...

Break clauses in commercial leases - FAQs

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Ben Cobb is an associate solicitor in Frettens' specialist commercial property team. In this article, he answers some of the most frequently asked questions about break clauses in commercial leases.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and Commercial Properties

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Commercial Property Solicitor, Ben Cobb answers all of the most common questions about Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in Commercial Properties.

What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards? Who do they impact? When do MEES come into force? What are the exemptions?

A Guide to Overage Provisions on Land

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When deciding to sell a property or a piece of land , there are circumstances where you may want to consider selling property subject to Overage provisions . What is Overage? Overage gives you, as a seller, a second bite of...

Transferring / assigning a commercial lease to someone else

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Tenants of commercial premises who want to dispose of their premises will usually have to obtain the consent of their landlord if they want to transfer (or ‘assign’) the lease to someone else. This also applies to underletting. ...

Match Ball Sponsors at AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield

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Frettens were extremely proud to sponsor the AFC Bournemouth match ball for their midweek Premier League game against Huddersfield on Wednesday 4 December. Pictured below at pitchside are Sarah Nineham, Sarah March-Paschal and Ben Cobb , who...

Lease or Licence - What's the Difference?

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Ben Cobb describes the difference between lease and licence, using his commercial property expertise to form a quick guide.

What is an option agreement?

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With the demand for land on the increase, many landowners are starting to think about how to make their land work for them, and an option agreement is one way of doing this. Option agreement An option agreement is a contract...

Commercial Property expansion - new solicitor

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Frettens Solicitors is delighted to welcome the latest Solicitor to join their ranks as Ben Cobb becomes a member of the firm's Commercial Property Team. Ben joined Frettens from the start of 2018, having trained and qualified as a...

Flood Re (Part 2)

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In order to identify what properties are covered by Flood Re we need to understand how it works. How does it work? In brief Flood Re is a non-profit scheme designed for specific task over a specified period of time that allows insurers to insure...