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15 May 2020 What about insurance, cancellations and directors’ liability?

Have you thought about whether you are still complying with the terms of your insurance policy?

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15 May 2020 If you have a leasehold interest in your hotel (rather than a freehold interest), are you complying with the terms of your lease?

Perhaps your biggest concern is whether you can continue to pay your rent.

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24 Mar 2020 Suspending commercial property evictions welcomed – but agreement needed on interest rate levied on late rent payments

The temporary ban on commercial property evictions is generally being seen as a sensible and pragmatic move.

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01 Nov 2019 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Landlords

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) set out a minimum level of energy efficiency for private rented property in England and Wales.

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04 Sep 2017 Will archaeological remains slow down a renovation and extension project?

We are looking to renovate and extend a hotel that is listed and sits on a historically important site, with suspected archaeology remains.

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01 Aug 2017 What a nuisance – are complaints from neighbours during inner city construction anything to worry about?

There is a distinction between the rules enforced by the council, covering such matters as working hours, and the rights of an individual property owner.

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04 Jul 2017 Landlords’ duties when carrying out works

The High Court has recently considered the interrelationship of a landlord’s right to develop and the covenant for quiet enjoyment given to its tenant in the case of Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation and another.

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26 Jun 2017 Art in public spaces

What does the term “public art” mean to you? The fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square has seen a huge variety of different things temporarily located on it, all of which are pieces of public art.

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15 Mar 2017 A Man of Property: How Thomas Cromwell became London’s first property developer

“Thomas Cromwell was a man of property.” So says Hilary Mantel, author and passionate advocate of the man in question.

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01 Mar 2017 Responsibility of the contractor for damage to fixtures and fittings when renovating a house

On the basis that prevention is better than cure, there are a number of practical steps which should always be taken before commencing a renovation project in order to minimise the risk of damage to fittings and fittings.

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