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Buying a business: are you getting shares or asset?

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The opportunity to purchase a competing or complimentary business provides an important route to expansion, but it is important to be clear about what exactly you are acquiring in a business - whether this is via shares or assets. According to commercial...

Buying or selling a business? It pays to agree key terms upfront

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Adrenalin may be running high if you are on the verge of buying a business or selling the company you have built from scratch. You may have already sought professional advice regarding the company valuation but there are other critical issues on which...

The effect on lease renewal rent following the pandemic

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When you enter into a commercial lease, your solicitor may talk to you about the lease being “contracted out” or not having “security of tenure”. What this means is that certain provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954...

Rent moratorium, arbitration and recent judgment for landlords

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The Coronavirus Act 2020 currently prevents landlords evicting commercial tenants for non-payment of rent. This restriction will, in principle, remain in place until 25 March 2022. This rent moratorium was first introduced in March 2020 as part of the...

Agriculture Act 2020 Changes for landlord and tenants

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We know that our farming clients will have been paying close attention to the Agriculture Act 2020 (‘AA2020’), which aims to create a new post-Brexit agricultural framework. There are, of course, a vast number of topics which AA2020 covers, but...