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Victoria Sandberg

Victoria Sandberg

Commercial Property Senior Solicitor
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There is a growing trend of rural landowners leasing barns for commercial purposes. But what factors should you consider before you take the leap?

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A recent ruling in the Court of Appeal confirms that land owners do not have to take costly steps if they want to prevent people from parking on their land.

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Rachael Spalton and Victoria Sandberg of Longmores Solicitors’ commercial property team and Paul Raitt of Brasier Freeth Surveyors recently held a joint seminar on the subject of “Buying Or Leasing Business Premises; Pitfalls For The Unwary”.

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Commercial property solicitors have seen a significant rise in transactions over the last 12 - 18 months. There certainly seems to be an increased confidence in sellers, purchasers, lenders, landlords and tenants, although prices/rents are still some way off...
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In previous blogs we have discussed the issue of whether or not a tenant can assign its lease. Briefly, if the lease contains no provisions dealing with assignments, the tenant will be free to assign the lease as it wishes. However, this is rare and most...
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A central register of land ownership was created in 1925, although at that time it was not compulsory to register dealings with land in all areas of the country. Different parts of England and Wales became subject to compulsory registration of dealings at...
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Tenants sometimes wish to assign their lease to a group company. Whether or not they can do so depends on the wording in the lease. It is quite common for a lease to specifically prohibit inter-group assignments. However, where it is permitted (either...
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Longmores Solicitors, jointly with Handelsbanken, Rural Solutions and Hardcastle Burton, sponsored a recent seminar to discuss new planning opportunities in rural property. Various rural property specialists talked about the new planning opportunities as...
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Property is usually sold at auction for a particular reason. It may be that the seller wants the property sold quickly and requires the certainty of knowing that when the hammer goes down, the property will definitely sell (instead of waiting until the buyer...
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Whether you are a landlord or a tenant of commercial premises, it is extremely important that the lease sets out full details of who will insure and exactly what they will insure. If the lease is silent, there is no implied obligation on either party to...
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The Land Registry has launched a new form – Form RQ(Co) – which can be used by a company to register a counter-fraud restriction against the registered title to a property of which it is the registered proprietor. There is no Land Registry fee...
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In a previous blog we discussed the assignment of commercial leases. In this blog we discuss an alternative means of dealing with a tenant’s interest in a lease of commercial property: sub-letting (also known as underletting). A tenant may wish to...
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Alienation is the legal term for assigning, sub-letting, charging or otherwise dealing with a tenant’s interest in a lease of property. In a lease of commercial property, whether a tenant can do any of these is dependent on what the lease does or...
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Service charges are one of the main issues of contention in leases, for both landlords and tenants. A service charge clause is designed to enable the landlord to reclaim from the tenant(s) the costs it incurs in repairing and maintaining a building...
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In our previous blog we discussed whether and, if so, how the commercial property leasing process can be simplified. We came to the conclusion that greater use of excluding the tenant’s right to renew under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 may...
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The Commercial Property team at Longmores Solicitors LLP held a very useful seminar yesterday, to discuss whether the commercial property leasing process can be simplified. The seminar took the form of a round-table discussion, with attendees including...
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The purpose of a rent review in a lease is to ensure (for the Landlord’s benefit) that the rent payable by the tenant remains at market value. In theory it is possible to have rent reviews that apply both up and down (and indeed there has been a push...
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Chancel repair liability has been widely reported on recently, in both the legal press and (unusually!) the national news. The reason for this is that on 13 October 2013, new rules came into effect regarding overriding interests, including chancel repair...
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In the current economic climate, tenants are taking much shorter leases than in the past. However, tenants are sometimes still reluctant even to sign up for a 5 year lease, especially if they have a new business. We are therefore seeing an increase in the...
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In our previous Longmores Commercial Property Team blog we discussed the importance of having a survey carried out before buying or taking a lease of commercial premises. A survey should highlight any major issues regarding the property which will or may...
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Nowadays, few people would dream of buying a home without having a survey carried out. However, when buying or taking a lease of commercial premises, our experience as solicitors is that this is not always the case. Buyers and tenants of commercial premises...
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The Government has relaxed some of the rules for when planning permission is required for the change of use of and alterations to property in England, from May 2013. The intention behind the changes is to bring redundant buildings back into use and to...