Hayley Gilbert

What Should a Loan Agreement Include?

Hayley Gilbert – Commercial Solicitor Wherever you are on your property journey – whether you are purchasing your first or 100th property – you’ll need funds and, in the absence of having the cash readily available yourself, you will likely require lending of some sort. There is a whole range of finance options out there, […]
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Hayley Gilbert

Restrictive Covenants

How they can affect developers Hayley Gilbert – Commercial Solicitor A restrictive covenant affecting freehold land consists of an agreement in a deed that one party will restrict the use of its land in some way so that the value and enjoyment of any adjoining land will be preserved. The result is that one landowner […]
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Richard Coulthard

The growing trend of joint ventures in property

Richard Coulthard, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Services at Ison Harrison Solicitors, looks at the popularity of collaboration in property development and reviews the various agreement options that should be considered if you’re exploring this approach for your own projects. At Ison Harrison Solicitors, a significant proportion of our work is giving property-related […]
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Bushra Mohammed

Freehold vs leasehold

Bushra Mohammed, Property Solicitor Before you choose the best investment for you, it’s important to understand the two main methods of ownership: freehold and leasehold. Both types are relevant whether you’re considering residential or commercial investments. Why buy freehold? Freehold is a property with no restrictions – the ideal scenario as the property is all […]
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Repossession rescue: Can investors do the right thing in a post-covid economy?

Trish McGirr Trish McGirr examines the financial impact of the pandemic faced by thousands of families and looks at what investors can do to help without losing profit On 4 May 2021, HM Treasury launched the Breathing Space scheme to help people in debt. Under the scheme, people are protected from creditor action for 60 […]
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Bushra Mohammed

Conveyancing process for investors

Bushra Mohammed, Property SolicitorConveyancing is the process of legally transferring the legal title for property from the vendor to the purchaser. It involves multiple parties and is a process that can feel long and frustrating at times, but there are ways to organise yourself to ensure a smoother transaction when you’re purchasing a property. Initial […]
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The new use class

Chris Pipe, Planning Director Last year the government announced changes to the Use Class Order 1987 which identifies what classification a use falls within. Whilst it’s been changed many times over the years, the recent changes have been subject to much debate in town planning circles, as Chris Pipe, Director of Planning House, explains. What […]
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Hayley Gilbert

Business interruption insurance ruling: The effect on landlords and tenants

Hayley Gilbert, Commercial Property Solicitor The Covid-19 outbreak continues to affect landlords and tenants alike, and sometimes not in the most obvious ways. Conflicting cases In a recent business interruption test case, The Financial Conduct Authority vs Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd & Others [2021] UKSC 1, clarity was sought on the meaning and effect of […]
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Bushra Mohammed

Auction legal packs

Bushra Mohammed, Property SolicitorWhat is an auction legal pack? Why do you need to read it? The legal pack is a collection of documents prepared by the seller’s solicitors relating to the property. Available to download from the auction company’s website, the pack is probably the most important part of the auction buying process and […]
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Hayley Gilbert

Going once, going twice… Sold!

Buying a property at auction: How to minimise the risksHayley Gilbert, Commercial Property SolicitorBuying a property at auction is often appealing for a number of reasons (not least thanks to “Homes under the Hammer”) and we’re certainly seeing an increase in interest from clients wanting to purchase this way. but how does the auction process […]
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