Commercial Client Articles

Covid-19; Advice for Commercial Landlords (Further Update)

Law can be fast changing, even more so in these challenging times. As the Government continues to respond to Covid 19, further new legislation is being introduced. The Government has announced further emergency measures to protect commercial tenants from...

Covid-19; Advice for Commercial Landlords

As a result of Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act, UK commercial tenants who miss rent payments due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic are to be protected from eviction for at least three months. Some of the potential issues for landlords of...

Property company loses service charge dispute with tenants

A property company has lost its appeal against a tribunal ruling that it had failed to correctly calculate the level of service charges payable by leaseholders. The case involved a mixed commercial and residential development owned by Avon Ground Rents Ltd....

Royal Mail employee unfairly dismissed after manager's false report

A Royal Mail employee has won her case of unfair dismissal in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Ms Kamaljeet Jhuti joined the Marketreach unit of Royal Mail in October 2013 on a trial basis as a media specialist. She quickly raised...

Footballers in tax avoidance scheme lose negligence claim

Wealthy professional footballers who took part in a failed tax avoidance scheme have lost their claims of breach of contract and professional negligence against two banks. The case centred on schemes advertised as vehicles through which taxpayers could...

Landlord entitled to evict disabled tenant over anti-social behaviour

A housing association was entitled to evict a disabled tenant even though it had failed to comply with its public sector equality duty (PSED) under the Equality Act 2010. That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving Aldwyck Housing Group...

Marketers win £150k enrichment claim against Formula One team

A marketing company has been awarded £150,000 following a contract dispute with a Formula One racing team. The case involved Amp Advisory & Management Partners A.G. and Force India Formula One Team Ltd (In Liquidation) (2019). The issue arose...

Farmer wins 'secret commission' claim against mortgage lender

A farmer has won her claim against a mortgage lender over commission paid to her broker without her knowledge. The case involved Frances Elizabeth Wood and Commercial First Business Ltd (In Liquidation). In 2007, Wood applied through a broker, UKMFS, for a...

Protesters fail to stop listed buildings being converted to homes

Protesters from a local community group have failed to prevent the development of several listed buildings in a conservation area. The proposed development was for 93 houses and associated facilities at the site of a former school, containing several Grade...

Tenants win enfranchisement appeal over freehold of flats

A group of tenants have won their appeal to exercise the right of collective enfranchisement and acquire the freehold of their flats. The properties were owned by Grosvenor (Mayfair) Estate and held on a long lease by K Group Holdings Inc (2019). The issue...
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