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Breaking good

Alison Mould |

Properly activating a break clause in a lease is a hugely important exercise for any business. Break clauses may seem easy to operate, but they can be full of hidden traps which, if missed by the unwary, may lead to the lease not, in fact, being broken, thereby leaving the tenant liable for the rent […]


2015 Legal 500 continues to rank Fladgate across the board

David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Graham Spitz, Matthew Bennett, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Gillian Birkby, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Harnett, Neil Vickers, Richard Reuben, Daniel Polden, Paul Airley, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, David Weare, Bree Taylor, Sophia Purkis, Steven Mash, Jeremy Whiteson, Alison Mould, Kim McMurray, Teresa Cullen |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 23 rankings with a further 48 individual partner recommendations. Commercial contracts – Recommended Fladgate LLP advises on a broad variety of contracts, such as the franchising […]


Opposing a tenant’s 1954 Act lease renewal – Part 3

Alison Mould |

This is the third in a series of articles looking at the grounds a landlord can use to oppose a tenant’s lease renewal where the lease is protected by the terms of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. In this article we are going to be looking at the grounds of opposition contained in sections […]


It ain't how you do it, it's what you do!

Alison Mould |

At the annual review of the Leisure Property Forum held at our offices in early February, the view was taken that the market had now reached such a strength in certain areas of Central London that landlords were choosing tenants for unoccupied units, on the basis of what they did and what product they were […]


Quarter Day - June 2015

Alison Mould |

Legal updates for all those involved in the real estate sector.


Opposing a tenant's 1954 Act lease renewal - Part 2

Alison Mould |

This is the second in a series of articles looking at the grounds a landlord can use to oppose a tenant’s lease renewal where the lease is protected by the terms of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. In this article we are going to be looking at the grounds of opposition contained in sections […]


Quarter Day - March 2015

Alison Mould |

Legal updates for all those involved in the real estate sector.


Opposing a tenant's 1954 Act lease renewal - Part 1

Alison Mould |

As we know, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 was introduced primarily to protect tenants from over-aggressive landlords, following a shortage of commercial property after the Second World War. Landlords were in a very powerful position; tenants may have been promptly paying their rent and yet at the end of the term of their lease, […]


Back to basics - the 1954 Act

Alison Mould |

A good working knowledge of the basics of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 is never a bad thing when you are a tenant or an occupier of a property. Knowing your basic rights can often benefit you greatly in discussions with landlords, investors, funders, etc. The 1954 Act itself was introduced to help tenants. […]


Quarter Day - December 2014

Alison Mould |

Legal updates for all those involved in the real estate sector.


Rates - an objective test

Alison Mould |

As we know, liability for rates falls on the person entitled to occupation, normally the tenant in relation to leasehold property. That applies whether or not the tenant is in actual occupation of the property. The tenant is the person entitled to occupation and liability therefore rests with the tenant. If a building is not […]


Quarter Day - September 2014

Alison Mould |

Legal updates for all those involved in the real estate sector.