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Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer ‚Ä©

December 2013 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Falcon Chambers.

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In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.‚Ä©

Service charges: recovering overpayments from the landlord

October 2013 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Falcon Chambers.

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What happens if a tenant pays more by way of service charge to its landlord than it was contractually obliged to pay? Common sense would seem to dictate that the tenant is entitled to be reimbursed the overpayment. However, as this article explains, the answer is not always that straightforward. ‚Ä©

Renewing a business lease: a step-by-step practical guide

July 2013 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Falcon Chambers.

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Falcon Chambers currently authors Real Estate section of The In-House Lawyer magazine. For more information and articles from this author click here.

In light of the reforms to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) which came into force on 1 April 2013, and, in many cases, commercial pressures, in-house lawyers may have to reconsider how to resolve small to medium-sized disputes. The key points are highlighted in the context of a typical lease renewal pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act) in the following guide. ‚Ä© 

Getting the breaks

May 2013 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Falcon Chambers.

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Falcon Chambers currently authors Real Estate section of The In-House Lawyer magazine. For more information and articles from this author click here.

In the context of any company restructuring or reorganisation, the presence of a break clause in one of the company’s leases is a valuable thing indeed. This will enable the tenant to move out of unwanted or over rented space. At the very least, if the premises are over rented, the presence of a break clause will give the tenant a negotiating platform to seek a variation of the existing lease.


Endeavouring to avoid dispute

March 2013 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Falcon Chambers.

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Falcon Chambers currently authors Real Estate section of The In-House Lawyer magazine. For more information and articles from this author click here.

Commercial parties regularly contract to use ‚Äėreasonable', ‚Äėall reasonable', or ‚Äėbest' endeavours to achieve an outcome. Are they wise to do so? What better language could they use?‚Ä©