Commercial Property

Protecting Your Business – Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Corporate and Commercial Law

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is of great concern to many businesses as they balance putting contingency plans in place to protect their staff’s wellbeing and also continue to provide their products and services to clients. Thursfields Solicitors is open for business as usual and has the resources and legal expertise to guide you. All of…

Thursfields Helps Welcome Yakinori to Solihull | Commercial property law

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On Wednesday 11 March Yakinori opened the doors of it’s latest restaurant, a new 3,000 sq ft premises at Touchwood Solihull.  The restaurant, offering a fresh and innovative approach to Japanese food is a very welcome addition to Touchwood’s cuisine, and has completely transformed the former Drucker’s premises with its new, vibrant and colourful offering….

Changes to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards | Commercial Property

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Cutting your Carbon Footprint for Compliance As you may be aware, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (‘MEES’) came into force in April 2018.  So whilst MEES created a legal obligation on commercial landlords setting a minimum band of an E rating relating to Energy Performance Certificates (‘EPC’) for all new commercial lettings, it was only…

Thursfields advises on purchase of care home |Commercial property

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Thursfields Solicitors has advised the purchaser of a former care home in Northampton which will now be adapted for supported living. Senior Associate Stewart Coles, a commercial property lawyer in Thursfields’ Halesowen office, led the team which advised CJS Care (Northampton) Ltd on the purchase of Trinity House, a Victorian former nursing home. Care homes…

Selling part of a Commercial Property

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There are a number of matters which should be considered before selling part of a commercial property. These are as follows: Rights It might be necessary for rights to be granted for the benefit of the land being sold and rights to be reserved for the land that is being retained. For example, if we…

Storm Ciara – Ready for the clean-up? | Commercial Property

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Have you checked the terms of your insurance and your lease recently to see if you are covered in the event of a storm or flood? All too often these matters are not checked until the worst has happened and following the devastation of a flood the last thing anyone needs is to find they…

Scaffolding disturbs the Tenant’s peace? | Commercial Property

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Most commercial leases impose an obligation on the landlord to give the tenant the right to peacefully enjoy their premises. This provision was recently considered in Jafari v Tareem Limited where scaffolding was erected around a dental practice for almost 2 years because the landlord wanted to convert the block into a 134 bedroom hotel….

Heads of Terms: Commercial Property

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Head of Terms: what are they, why should we have them and are they enforceable? Heads of Terms are a document that sets out key terms in a transaction; they are commonly used in commercial transactions such as property purchases, sales and leases. Heads of Terms can include the following fundamental information:- The parties (names,…

Basic “freedom to contract” principle | Commercial property

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The freedom to contract principle means benefits can automatically transfer to third parties A recent court ruling relating to an agreement for lease issue has grabbed our attention. The Bella Italia Restaurants Ltd v Stane Park Ltd and others case saw Bella trying to terminate an agreement for lease on a property in Colchester originally…

Flooding – Keeping your head above the water | Commercial Property

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Have you checked the terms of your insurance and your lease recently to see if you are covered in the event of a flood? All too often these matters are not checked until the worst has happened and following the devastation of a flood the last thing anyone needs is to find they have inadequate…

The curse of email? Commercial Property law

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Take care with electronic signatures….. A court judgement that documents signed electronically can have legal force means individuals and companies should take care. Pam Virdee, a Solicitor in the Commercial Property department at Thursfields’ Birmingham office, was commenting after a county court ruled that an automated electronic signature used in a transfer of land was…

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