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Extension of strange times: continuing the chess match between Landlords and Grandmaster Boris.

Tim Foley |

The Covid-19 pandemic is a period of time which it seems we are obliged to call “strange times” but for the property industry times have been even stranger.  Her Majesty’s Government has now announced that the moratorium on the right to forfeit a lease for non-payment of rent laid down by the Coronavirus Act 2020 […]


Brownfield - Historical title issues

Tim Foley |

Fundamentally the challenge in unlocking opportunities and realising value of brownfield sites is managing the transition and change of purpose from the former use.  In circumstances where the brownfield use has been established for many years, possibly decades, there may well be historic title issues that present a challenge for the developer.  What issues can […]


Landlord’s intention to redevelop…or not

Tim Foley |

The American philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once said “Once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen”.  Since he died in 1882 he can be forgiven for not knowing anything about the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, but in any event the Supreme Court has concluded in S Frances Limited v The […]