Should I have a Shareholders Agreement?

Many limited companies elect to put together a ‘shareholders agreement’ when their company is incorporated. For some companies, they are a requirement depending on the registration requirements, but for others, they can be entered into at any time. In any event, a shareholders’ agreement, if properly drafted, will be fundamental in governing how the company…

Energy performance certificate

Do I need an Energy Performance Certificate for my Commercial Property?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), rates how energy efficient a building is using a rating system of A-G (A being the most efficient a building can be). In most circumstances, an EPC will be required but there are exceptions to this. When do I need an EPC? You must have an EPC in the following…

Do not let unpaid bills become your business’s epitaph

How would you feel if after making it to the finish line in a race, you were told you had to run another mile, uphill, in order to get your medal? This is the message which business owners all too often receive from their customers. So much that one of the leading causes of businesses…

Insurance and Commercial Leases

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant of commercial premises, it is extremely important that the lease sets out full details of who will insure and exactly what they will insure. If the lease is silent, there is no implied obligation on either party to insure the property and/or to lay out any insurance…

Commercial Underleases Explained

Potential undertenants need to understand the nature of their interest and the implications this has for their liability as a whole. What is an underlease? An underlease is a lease that is not granted by a freehold owner but by a person who is, himself, a tenant, it is a lease which is granted out...

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