- I rent an office space, but recently my landlord has really increased the rent. Can he do this?
- I am not travelling to the UK, but will be passing through it on my journey to somewhere else. Do I need a visa?
- My solicitor keeps referring to something called an ‘objective’ when we discuss our tactics for my claim. Surely he should just be concentrating on winning the case?
- I have received a ‘Report on Title’ form my solicitors, but it just seems like a lot of legal jargon! What do I need to do with it?
- I want to become a British citizen. What do I need to do?
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Most commercial leases which last longer than ten years will include a ‘rent review’ clause. This gives the landlord an opportunity to adapt the rent to current market conditions, and is a sort of payback for the security given to … Continue reading
I am not travelling to the UK, but will be passing through it on my journey to somewhere else. Do I need a visa?
Sometimes when you travel, you stop off in other countries along the way. This is known as ‘transiting’. Transiting is broken down into two different types; transiting airside, i.e. not leaving the airport lounge before you travel on, and transiting … Continue reading
Only British citizens (and some other British subjects with qualifying connections e.g. a parent or spouse) have the automatic right to live and work in the UK. Whether you are already a British citizen is determined through a straightforward application … Continue reading
Whether it’s because you’ve had a better offer or you’ve seen that other rents in the area are on the up, you may want to evict your old tenant and get a new one paying a higher premium. However, this … Continue reading
Someone is trying to bring a case against me but I don’t want it to reach the press; how can I stop information being released before the case goes to court?
We have all heard of ‘gagging orders’ (particularly in connection with errant footballers) and ‘super-injunctions’ against the press, but injunctions are essentially a useful way to stop someone doing something which no money will compensate; for example, spreading a rumour … Continue reading
Although people have been able to voluntarily register their land for almost 100 years, the government made an order in 1990 that all purchases of land, and all leases of more than seven years, must be registered with the Land … Continue reading
The coalition Government has the reduction of migration as one of its main aims and are proposing various changes to the current system. Most importantly, from April 2011 there will be a new annual cap of 21,700, to be reviewed … Continue reading
I rent an office for my business but can no longer afford the rent; can I sell the lease to someone else?
There are two ways to pass on a business lease rather than bringing it to an end; firstly assigning or selling the lease to someone else, and secondly underletting, or creating a new relationship where you take on a new tenant whilst … Continue reading