Article Category: Commercial Property – Insight & Opinion

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 »

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 »

Landowners Beware of the Electronic Communications Code 2017

The Electronic Communications Code 2017 (‘the Code’) controls the relationship between landowners and companies who run communication networks through cables and masts. This new code has generated more litigation in two years than the previous code had in over 20 years. In part, this is due to the telecoms firms exploring the extent of their new… Read more »

Change to HMO Licence criteria: what you need to know as a landlord

From 1st October 2018 the HMO Licence criteria will change. This will affect many landlords as they need to be aware of when a HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) Licence is mandatory and the housing standard conditions within the licence. At present, a HMO Licence is required where: At least five tenants forming more than one… Read more »

How to extend your lease: the process from start to finish

The area of Lease Extensions is a rather complex area of law and not for the faint hearted, there are a variety of pitfalls such as locating the “Competent Landlord” in the first place, negotiating the terms of your extension and how to navigate the court’s involvement should an agreement not be reached. The following… Read more »

Selling Farmland For Redevelopment

Our Agricultural Law team are often approached by clients who are considering selling farmland for redevelopment or who have been approached by developers. Understandably there are lots of questions surrounding this topic. James Goddard, our Senior Property Associate who specialises in agricultural law, has answered a few of the frequently asked questions below to help… Read more »

The Importance Of A Building Contract

Are you thinking of building a purpose built home to meet all of your needs, dreams and desires? If so, making sure that your home comes in on time, to budget, and is all that you expected, will be top of your list. One way to help with this is by putting a building contract… Read more »

New Electronic Communications Code: How Are Landowners Affected?

The Electronic Communications Code from 2003 has long been criticised for being unfit for purpose and for holding back the roll out of new telecommunications technology. Finally, on 28 December 2017, it was replaced and the new Electronic Communications Code (‘the New Code’) came into force. In this blog, I will look at three areas… Read more »