Article Category: Property – Insight & Opinion

Summarising the New Permitted Development Rights

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Many economists and politicians are predicting the end of office working and high street retail following the dramatic shift to home working and online shopping this year. Fewer shops and offices may be required in the future as these changes herald permanent shifts in behaviour. New uses will need to be found for some of… Read more »

Case Study: Creating a Commercial Lease With Complex Title Issues

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Ben Thomas, Solicitor in our Commercial Property team, gives an example of how the team recently dealt with creating a commercial lease through a surrender and re-grant despite complex title issues on behalf of a client. Our commercial property team acted for a landlord in the restructuring of an investment property’s tenancy. The client owned… Read more »

Case Study: The Sale of a Derelict Farm During COVID-19

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James Goddard, Partner, gives an example of how our Commercial Property team dealt with a recent sale of a derelict farm, despite the COVID-19 difficulties. Our Commercial Property team acted in the purchase of a derelict farm for a client and negotiated the terms of an overage agreement. An overage agreement contains an obligation on… Read more »

The New ‘Code’ for Commercial Property Relationships – Key Points

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On 19th June, the Government announced a ‘Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic’ (the “Code”) to assist commercial property landlords and tenants during the pandemic. During the unprecedented economic disruption caused by COVID-19, many commercial tenants have had to approach landlords to discuss rental terms. This in turn has put… Read more »

How Sellers Can Speed up the Property Transaction Process

Buying and selling a residential property can be stressful and time-consuming without the help of a property lawyer from the outset. Andrew Clark, Partner in the Property team, outlines how sellers can help to speed up the property transaction process and explains the how a proactive property lawyer can help ease the pressure of, not… Read more »

What Will Happen to the Residential Property Market after COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 restrictions which were put in place in March are slowly being eased. New guidelines state that the buying and selling of residential properties is now allowed, as long as social distancing measures are followed. Andrew Clark, Partner in the Property team, shares his thoughts on how the outbreak has impacted the property market… Read more »

Plans to Kick-start the Property Market Launched

We are pleased to announce that conveyancing is moving again. On the 12th May 2020, the Government announced that the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions would no longer apply to the process of moving house from Wednesday 13th May 2020. Our conveyancing team has been working extremely hard throughout the lockdown period, progressing cases for clients to ensure… Read more »

Land Registry: Changes to Identity Verification and Signing Deeds

Identity verification and signing deeds

As people and businesses continue to adapt and find new ways of working following the COVID-19 outbreak, on 4th May 2020, the Land Registry introduced temporary changes to  processes including identity verification and signing deeds. These changes are intended to provide applicants with an alternative way to comply with existing Land Registry requirements that, in… Read more »

Can I Still Sell My Home during Lockdown?

A fundamental piece of advice for home sellers is: don’t wait until after you find a buyer to instruct a solicitor. With the Coronavirus lockdown in place, this advice stands true now more than ever. Many of our clients have recently asked: can I still sell my home during lockdown? Our Director of Conveyancing Operations,… Read more »

COVID-19: What Commercial Landlords Need to Know

The unprecedented restrictions imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted the businesses carried on by many commercial tenants who are now trying to reduce their overheads, including property outgoings. At SAS Daniels, we have been approached by commercial landlords who are concerned about their rental income. Here are some of the most frequently… Read more »