Category: Commercial Property

Chris Waddingham - Commercial Property Partner

Press Release: Ison Harrison Appoints New Commercial Property Partner

PRESS RELEASE: DECEMBER 2019 Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a prominent property partner to head up its commercial property division. Chris Waddingham joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional team having previously been at Blacks Solicitors in Leeds where he was a partner and commercial property lawyer for 15 years. This latest senior appointment brings…

Landlord and tenant

The Private Landlord Guidelines

The amount of private renters doubles in a decade According to the Family Resources Survey, Department for Work and Pensions, the proportion of 35-54 year olds who live as private tenants has almost doubled since 2006-2007. Renting among this age group is more likely to be privately rented from a landlord, than a council or housing…

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Revival of Oldest Street in Leeds Kirkgate

Plans have now been submitted to revive Leeds oldest street; Kirkgate. The transformation of Leeds oldest street has been submitted by Think Architecture and features include new build apartments, a new public square, and a new pedestrianised street featuring retail and leisure space for independent businesses. Paul Nathan-Geary of Geary & Associates, advising Cityfusion, stated:…

Conveyancing house keys

Tenants Are At Risk Of Losing Their Home If They Sublet With AirBnB

Tenants are in danger of losing their homes if they sublet.  Writer and actor Leo Cassini used Airbnb to let a spare room in his central London apartment, which he had rented for 13 years. Leo explained that a work project had failed, and he subsequently used Airbnb to tide him over financially. Leo stated…

Commercial glass fronted buildings

Commercial Lease Break Clauses – What You Need to Know

There are many reasons why a tenant may wish to exercise a break clause in a commercial lease agreement. You may have grown unsure about the location, you may have run into financial difficulties or you may have found that your business is not suited to the premises. Whatever the reason, expert advice is a…

Lease Extensions for Flats- Our Solicitor’s Advice

Lease Extensions for Flats- Our Solicitor’s Advice

A lease extension is not necessarily at the top of a home owner’s to-do list, but it can prove to be a shrewd step to take. Here, Steve Neale, a Partner in our Commercial Property department, looks at the benefits of doing so in relation to flats. First and foremost, the key benefit of extending…

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Land Registry Facing Proposed Privatisation

One way or another, most individuals who own a home will have had some dealings with the Land Registry. Some of the most important documents and information relating to the ownership of your property are stored by the Land Registry. The Land Registry maintains a database that containing copies of Title Plans and Title Registers…

New build terraced homes

New legislation and regulations – protecting tenants or penalising landlords?

Landlords will be no doubt aware of the regulations currently in force surrounding Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) and due to new legislation this area of law is to be even more tightly regulated from 1st October 2015. The Deregulation Act 2015 (DA 2015) came into force on 1 October 2015 and the main provisions are summarised…

Lease

When is a business partner entitled to apply for a new lease?

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 provides a tenant of commercial premises with a statutory right to apply for a new tenancy, as long as the nature of the tenancy satisfies certain preliminary criteria. Once the criteria have been satisfied, there is usually no controversy over whether the tenant can exercise its statutory rights. However,…

Sean Gallagher

Ison Harrison Expands Commercial Property Arm with New Appointment

Leeds Law Firm, Ison Harrison has extended its Commercial Property operation by appointing Sean Gallagher to swell the existing team to six. Ison Harrison are ideally placed to take advantage of the burgeoning Leeds building thrust, acting particularly for house builders and commercial landlords. Sean now brings his 10 years of experience to the team…