Commercial Property


Thursfields launches specialist Retail & Leisure Team

Thursfields Solicitors has launched a new Retail & Leisure Team made up of industry specialists who can provide a one stop service for retailers and leisure operators of all shapes and sizes across the Midlands region and beyond. The team will be headed by Rob Pettigrew, a commercial property director based in Thursfields’ Solihull office. …

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City bar and restaurant changes hands | Commercial property law

with help from Thursfields Solicitors Thursfields Solicitors has helped a prominent Worcester bar and restaurant achieve a seamless transition to new ownership. The Worcester office has helped Catering Group (Midlands) Ltd, owned by Louise and Nicholas Fenton, acquire Primo Bar and Dining from the Cokaj family that founded the popular venue in February 2016. The…

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New Italian restaurant creates five jobs in Birmingham | Commercial Property law

Fogo bar & kitchen helped by Thursfields Thursfields Solicitors has paved the way for a smart Italian restaurant to open in Birmingham, initially employing five new staff. Thursfields assisted Fogo Bar & Kitchen in Edgbaston by negotiating the lease, licence for alterations and rental deposit ahead of the venue’s grand opening last month. The restaurant,…

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Budget brings business rate relief for SMEs | Commercial law

Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed the business rates reliefs planned for smaller commercial properties in last month’s budget. In an attempt to address the decline of the high street the budget provides some respite for smaller businesses by cutting their business rates bill. Businesses operating from premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or less will…

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Thursfields attract leading commercial property lawyer to Solihull office

Thursfields Solicitors has recruited another expert Commercial Property Lawyer to its Solihull office. Robin Creek joins the company as a Director after spending six years at EMW Law LLP in Milton Keynes, where he previously worked for Harvey Ingram Borneos – now part of Shakespeare Martineau. Tony Gibb, a Director in Thursfields’ Commercial Property team,…

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Investors, as distinct from occupiers, now own £486 billion worth of commercial property in the UK

Investing in Commercial Property Even during stable periods, where Interest Rates produce viable returns and the Stock Market provides a reliable income, prudent investors will look to diversify their investments to best manage the risks investment portfolios are exposed to. During recent years investing in the “buy to let” residential market has been one method…

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The stage is set for new theatre storage warehouse | Commercial Property law

Thursfields Solicitors has helped a major transport company make its own move into brand new, purpose-built warehousing. Paul Mathew Storage LLP, which trades as Paul Mathew Transport, is the leading transport supplier to the theatre industry. It has now purchased and moved into 20,000 sq ft of new warehousing designed and constructed to meet its…

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Thursfields has helped top UK truck dealer with expansion plans

Thursfields Solicitors has helped one of the UK’s top truck dealers to buy a new site in Worcestershire ahead of its planned expansion. Thursfields acted for PM Commercials and a pension fund in the multi-million pound purchase of the 9.3-acre site at Berry Hill Industrial Estate in Droitwich. Paul May, owner of the commercial vehicle…

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HMO’s- Is it time to Hand the Money Over?

New rules from 1 October 2018 impose more stringent licencing requirements for a House of Multiple Occupancy, or HMO for short. HMO is a term used to describe properties which are rented to at least 3 people (who are not a family) and share basic amenities such as a kitchen or bathroom, for example student accommodation and…

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Commercial Tenants – What are you signing up to?

Standard commercial leases will include a clause that obliges the tenant to comply with all statutory obligations relating to the property.   Failure to comply with legislation will be a breach of the lease and the landlord may then have the option to forfeit.   It is imperative therefore, that you know what you are signing up…

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Thursfields’ cross-qualifying success

10 years after embarking on a career specialising in commercial property, Thursfields’ Emma Hughes cross qualified this week from a Chartered Legal Executive to a Solicitor in Worcester’s Commercial Property team. Emma previously worked within Worcestershire County Council’s legal services undertaking property work on behalf of the Council from the end of 2007 until joining…

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Two commercial property experts take Thursfields staff number over 150

Thursfields Solicitors has recruited two more legal experts to join its expanding Commercial Property department, taking our total staff figure over 150 for the first time. Stewart Coles has been appointed as a senior associate in the Birmingham office, having previously worked for both Sydney Mitchell and Higgs & Sons Solicitors. Meanwhile, Holly Kisiel has…

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