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Buying the Freehold and the Right of First Refusal

Anne Albritton
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Leasehold Property Associate Anne Albritton discusses the role of the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) when a landlord sells their freehold. Anne considers what he ROFR means for leaseholders and what options they have.

Back to basics: Leases

Niki Adkins
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In this article, Leasehold Property Specialist Niki Adkins gives a 'back to basics' overview of leases. Niki outlines what a lease is and explains the key differences between short and long leases.

Can flat-owners modernise or update their leases if they own their freehold?

Niki Adkins
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Leasehold Property Associate Niki Adkins looks at whether co-freeholders can modernise or update their leases. Niki discusses the benefits of lease moderniation and the steps involved in doing so.

Property Litigation Q&A September 2021: The need for a suitable AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement)

William Bartley
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Property Litigation specialist lawyer, Will Bartley, provides advice on why a suitable AST is required to be provided by the landlord at the start of the tenancy; discussing what this has meant for landlords and tenants.

A guide to stamp duty for First-Time Buyers

Julia Gaunt
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Do first-time buyers pay stamp duty? How much is stamp duty for first-time buyers? Conveyancing Solicitor Julia Gaunt provides a guide for First Time Buyers who may not know where they stand in regards to Stamp Duty.

Getting your commercial property ready for sale - a checklist

Oonagh McKinney
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There are some real advantages to putting in hand steps to prepare your property for sale even before it is put on the market. Commercial Property Partner Oonagh McKinney outlines some steps that can be taken to prepare your commercial property for sale.

The interim Part L uplift - Here's what you need to know

Hannah Martin
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Commercial Property Solicitor Hannah Martin looks at the upcoming interim Part L uplift, which intends to increase the energy efficiency standards. Hannah outlines when the uplift comes into force and details how to prepare for the changes.

Property Litigation Q&A August 2021: Residential lettings - Where are we now?

William Bartley
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Property Litigation specialist lawyer, Will Bartley, provides an update on how residential lettings have been impacted by the pandemic; what this has meant for landlords and tenants; and how this will evolve over the next few months.

Challenges and opportunities ahead in the commercial property market

Hannah Martin
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With the increase in consumers moving to online shopping and more and more people working from home as a result of the pandemic, there are inevitable challenges ahead for landlords and tenants of retail and office space.

Fiona Knight looks at the challenges and opportunities facing commercial landlords and tenants.

A guide to what's involved in the Informal Lease Extension process

Hannah Faith
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Hannah Faith, Leasehold Property Paralegal at Frettens, looks at the Informal Lease Extension route. She provides advice on contacting a freeholder, how to write an extension enquiry and what to look out for in the terms of extension.

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