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  • Injunction against “urban explorers”

    propertycommercial propertyresidential property

    Date: 18 July 2018

    Paul Dench considers the use of injunctions against modern trespassers and persons unknown.
  • Repair –v- compensation for Disrepair (Part 3)

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 30 May 2018

    In this final instalment our commercial property partner Michael Higgin, and Alexandra Holloway in our expert property litigation team, explain how dilapidations claims are pursued and whether a tenant might do the required repair works or not.
  • Repair –v- compensation for Disrepair (Part 2)

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 16 May 2018

    In this second of three instalments our commercial property partner Michael Higgin and Alexandra Holloway in our expert property litigation team, explain Schedules of Dilapidations and how forfeiture for disrepair might occur.
  • Repair –v- compensation for Disrepair (Part 1)

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 16 May 2018

    In three instalments our commercial property partner Michael Higgin explains a tenant’s duty to repair its premises and looks at what compensation it may need to pay for not doing so.
  • Day in the life of a property trainee

    propertycommercial propertyresidential property

    Date: 10 May 2018

    Our property trainees provide an insight into the typical day of a trainee solicitor in our residential and commercial property teams.
  • Understanding Authorised Guarantee Agreements

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 13 April 2018

    Our commercial property partner Michael Higgin explains what an AGA is, and what its enforcement means in practice.
  • Comply with your insurance policy, or else!

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 02 March 2018

    Hazel Eccles explains how the court decision in Bluebon Ltd v Ageas (UK) Ltd reminds us that the terms of an insurance policy must be followed or the insurer may not pay out for loss.
  • How to claim a refund from HMRC

    propertyresidential property

    Date: 23 February 2018

    Emma Ellis, a trainee in the Residential Property Team, discusses how to apply to HMRC for a repayment of the stamp duty land tax payable on additional properties when you qualify for a refund.
  • The merits of Making Concessions

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 15 February 2018

    Here are tips from commercial property partner Michael Higgin on the things to think about when showcasing and selling goods within another retailer’s store space.
  • DEFRA changes to Water Abstraction exemptions

    propertyrenewable energy and environmentfarming and estatesregulatory law licensing

    Date: 26 January 2018

    From the 1st January 2018 you may need to apply for a Water Abstraction licence where such abstraction has previously been exempt.
  • Subsidy Payments "Guaranteed" until 2022

    propertyrenewable energy and environmentfarming and estates

    Date: 18 January 2018

    Gove announces that the Government will not amend the current subsidy payment scheme before the next election date.
  • Pilot Scheme for Unopposed Business Lease Renewals

    dispute resolutionpropertycommercial property

    Date: 17 January 2018

    Alexandra Dennis, Associate in the Property Disputes Team at FSP, discusses a new pilot scheme which is likely to signal a change for unopposed business lease renewal claims.
  • Using restrictive covenants to secure payments – caution advised

    propertycommercial property

    Date: 22 December 2017

    The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has the discretion to discharge or modify restrictive covenants on specified grounds. The case of Barter Re Ivy House offers an interesting insight into the treatment by the Tribunal of recently imposed covenants.
  • Agricultural lawyer joins FSP’s real estate team

    propertycommercial propertyfarming and estatesstrategic land

    Date: 19 October 2017

    FSP are delighted to welcome Hazel Eccles to their real estate team.
  • Modification of restrictive covenant unlocks land for development

    propertycommercial propertyresidential propertyproperty disputes

    Date: 19 October 2017

    Becky Powell, a trainee solicitor in the Commercial Property team, considers a recent decision of the Upper Tribunal to modify a restrictive covenant under a rarely successful statutory ground.
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