Rent and rates

Rent and rates guidance:

The issue of whether or not to accept rental payments from third parties sometimes arises, particularly in the following commercial contexts: • where a...

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Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 Under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA 1986), either the landlord or the tenant may ‘demand’ that the ‘rent properly payable’ in...

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What is an authorised guarantee agreement (AGA)? Under an AGA an outgoing tenant guarantees some or all of the obligations of an incoming tenant under a lease. It was...

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Background—Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995, s 5(2)(a) provides that if: 'a tenant assigns the whole of the premises...

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Discretionary relief Under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (LGFA 1988), charities occupying commercial property qualify for a mandatory 80% discount...

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Empty properties: rates With effect from 1 April 2008 there is: • 100% relief for a qualifying industrial hereditament for the first six months that they are empty...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is...

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A claim for use and occupation is possible where there is occupation of land without an express agreement fixing the amount of rent. Where the landlord has allowed the...

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Joint and several liability Where a covenant is given by two or more persons, they may be liable: • jointly • severally, or • jointly and severally The applicable...

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The advantages of taking collateral security from a third party to secure the principal debt are that: • the mortgagee may not need to have recourse to the primary...

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Right to recover rent The commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR) regime allows landlords to seize a tenant’s goods from the demised premises in order to...

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This Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks for property disputes lawyers, together with links to further information. It is...

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This Practice Note sets out the position from 6 April 2017. It does not necessarily reflect the position pre–6 April 2017. Drafting and serving a statutory demand This...

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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease of the same...

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This Practice Note considers how a debtor whose goods have been taken control of or executed against can bring an application claiming that the goods in question are...

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What is Council tax and what is its purpose? The council tax was introduced as the primary source of collecting income from local residents by local authorities in...

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