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Our commercial and business solicitors regularly write about related legal news and topics and welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229.

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Suspension on possession proceedings extended

Beth Middleton
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On 5 June 2020, the Housing Secretary announced plans to extend the current stay on possession proceedings until 23 August 2020. This means that renters across England and Wales will now be afforded greater protection from eviction with the moratorium...

Ten tips for buying property at auction

Kate Bullen
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Are you thinking about buying a property at auction? On the fall of the auctioneers hammer a buyer will then be under a legal obligation to buy the property 'warts and all'. A completion date is fixed at the auction and a buyer has to comply with...

Directors duties update - three month extension to file accounts and wrongful trading

Julie Hunter
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The government continues to issues briefings on their measures to ease the regulatory burden on companies during the current crisis. Further measures to assist directors and SMEs are expected over the coming weeks, and we will continue to update our advice...

Top ten tips for directors of distressed companies

Julie Hunter
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Many businesses are facing challenging times. The economic impact of the current climate may last up to 12 months. Sadly, some businesses already in distress will not survive and insolvency is inevitable. For others, the possibility of insolvency is ever...

Company restructuring - preparation for sale

Louise Hebborn
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There can be a number of reasons a business may choose to restructure. Including the plan to sell the business , merge, grow, develop into new markets, or prepare for a management buy-out. This could mean that part of the business needs to be transferred...

Upcoming changes to IR35 checks

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The IR35 tax legislation gives HMRC the power to challenge the status of contractors and aims to tackle tax avoidance by freelance contractors and the companies who appoint them. The responsibility has always been on the contractors themselves to prove...

Employee ownership trusts - the alternative way of selling your business

Louise Hebborn
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It can take years of hard work to build a successful business, and so exiting that business can be a very difficult decision for an owner to make. For others who have an exit strategy in place finding a buyer may be difficult, particularly in certain...

Top tips for buying or selling a care home

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If you are buying or selling a care home there are several things that you can do to help the process run smoothly and make sure that you get the most out of the transaction. Register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) If you are buying a care home...

The sale of new-build houses as leasehold to be banned - what does this mean for developers?

David Baybut
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The Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire MP announced in a speech to the Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Manchester on 27 June 2019 that all new-build houses will be sold as freehold and there will be zero ground rent for new leases of...

What is a full repairing and insuring lease and what does it mean for tenants?

Paul Davies
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Landlords and/or their agents will often, after agreeing the basic terms with a tenant, send out to them heads of terms containing a number of terms and conditions that may seem straightforward and innocuous but often need a level of knowledge that a first...

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