London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd

London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd

The government’s recent announcement, that it intends to introduce a binding arbitration scheme for commercial landlords and tenants dealing with the issue of rent arrears following the COVID-19 crisis, has been seen by many as a blow to landlords. This promise of arbitration, combined with the existing restrictions on the actions open to landlords, makes…

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Taylor Walton helping start-ups get started

Following a successful career with an employer, taking the decision to create your own business is a big step and not one to be taken lightly. This was the situation for Simon Cox, Managing Director of new independent land agency Walter Cooper, who sought the support of legal teams at Taylor Walton to smooth the…

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Pensions on divorce – inequality between men and women and some eye opening statistics

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research (MICRA), has recently published a report in respect to pension sharing on divorce. The report concludes that pension sharing on divorce could have a substantial impact on women’s finances on retirement. One of the most shocking statistics shows that for those aged between 65-69, median pension wealth for men is…

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Ground Rents – What does Countryside Properties’ withdrawal of fees mean for leaseholders in the UK?

Countryside Properties has become the latest housebuilder to announce its intention to scrap the “unfair” contract terms that saw the ground rents of its leaseholders double every 10 to 15 years. The move comes following increasing pressure from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) who launched enforcement action against four major housing developers, including Countryside, back in…

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Parenting after Divorce

When two people get married so much preparation goes in to thinking about the wedding, the vows you make to one another and your future life together. You can spend hours agonising over the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses and what the cake is going to look like. If you then go on to have…

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Opportunities for Innovation: the UK Housing Landscape

As the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday fades into distant memory and stamp duty rates and everyday life return to “normal”, where are the opportunities for investors, developers and homeowners in the current UK housing market? Low interest rates & 95 % Mortgages Competitive finance remains a strong opening. While interest rates remain low, finance…

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White Lotus – short marriages and prenuptial agreements

Any fans of the HBO satirical comedy White Lotus, the series that exposes the lives of mostly privileged, rich Americans on holiday in Hawaii, will have been unsurprised when Rachel’s wedding didn’t make it past her honeymoon. When Rachel, a low-paid journalist marries wealthy Shane, a prenuptial is agreed and although not party to the…

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Keep your Will current or your loved ones may pay the price

A social media post by former Eastenders star Tamzin Outhwaite, made it clear recently just how much of a mistake it could be to not keep your Will up to date, after sharing an image of her recently purchased shepherd’s hut. In the post, Outhwaite states: “I used the money left to me when my…

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Summer Holidays – Child Contact

With the school summer holidays starting this week in England, one thing that is on everybody’s mind is the long awaited summer break. Whether you are spending it at home or away, the countdown has likely already begun. However, for families with separated parents, the upcoming holiday may prove to be fraught with tensions regarding…

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