Is your ground rent grounded?

An issue that is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of leasehold properties is escalating ground rents. Newspapers in the past have reported the outrage of some property owners finding that their home has become unsellable because the doubling ground rent has spiralled into the thousands. This however is just the start of…

Do I need an Asbestos Survey for a Commercial Property?

If you own a commercial property, you’re looking to buy one or you’re a tenant or landlord of one, you may be responsible for managing any asbestos on the property. Without an asbestos survey you won’t know if there is asbestos in the property and therefore if you are responsible for managing it or not….

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…

Who is Responsible for Managing Asbestos in Your Commercial Property?

This is a common question from both landlords and tenants when a new lease is to be entered into and it is usual for tenants to insist on seeing an asbestos survey before entering into a new lease. Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulations) imposes a duty to manage asbestos risk...

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