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Should I take a lease that’s ‘outside’ of the Landlord and Tenant Act?

Renting a business premises can be stressful, especially when it comes to negotiating your lease. Both you and your landlord will be trying to secure the most advantageous terms for your respective businesses and, without legal expertise and knowledge behind you, you may find yourself agreeing to t....

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I am looking to assign my lease. What do I need to do?

Assigning a lease means transferring the legal interest in the lease to a new tenant. This means that the new tenant will take on all your legal rights and responsibilities set out in the lease. Assigning your lease can be an option if your lease doesn’t contain a break clause and your landlord i....

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Do I really need a solicitor to renew a commercial lease?

Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, most business tenants (with some specific exceptions) have the legal right to renew their commercial lease. This right is only forfeited if you are in breach of the terms set out in your lease, your landlord wants to take the premises back for their own use, ....

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Ending your lease with a break clause: a guide

A break clause is a clause within a tenancy agreement that gives either the landlord or the tenant (or both) the right to end the tenancy before the expiry of the contract term. The break clause will, among other things, usually set out who has the right to exercise the break, any conditions that m....

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Tax changes for divorcing couples coming in 2023

For separating couples, tax is likely to be the last thing on either party’s mind. Even so, consideration should be given to any potential tax implications at the outset of the relationship breakdown to minimise any financial impact. Different tax rules apply to married couples, who benefit from ....

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