Monitor Your Property – Protect Yourself Against Fraud

June 4th 2020 | residential property

Currently, more than 85% of land in England and Wales is registered at the Land Registry. The Land Registry is working hard to encourage landowners to register their land, and has committed to registering 100% of land in England & Wales by 2030. While this will assist in establishing ownership read more...

Code for Leasing Business Premises updated by RICS

March 5th 2020 | commercial property

In February 2020, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (“RICS”) launched the Code for leasing business premises in England and Wales, which will officially come into effect on 1st September 2020 (“Lease Code 2020”). The Lease Code 2020 will replace the existing 2007 Code for leasing business premises, which was read more...

Young Professionals Networking Event

November 27th 2019 | social

Allan Janes host the next Young Professionals meet-up on Thursday 5th December at The Mad Squirrel in High Wycombe. This event is an amazing opportunity to get to know your local professionals in an informal setting over a pint (or two!). If you are interested in attending or know of read more...

Allan Janes at Kop Hill Climb

September 18th 2019 | social

Allan Janes LLP will, yet again, make an appearance at Kop Hill Climb on 21 st & 22 nd September 2019. Kop Hill Climb, for those of you who are not familiar with the history, started originally in 1910 as a motorsport event with vintage cars and motorbikes racing up read more...

Brexit Stands as an Unviable Reason to Break a Commercial Lease

July 24th 2019 | commercial property

Landlords – heave a sigh of relief, tenants – look the other way. Following from my earlier article on this subject, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) has announced that it will not be appealing the High Court’s ruling which determined that Brexit would not frustrate its 25 year lease.  Instead, read more...

CMA Finally Launches Investigation Into the Leasehold Housing Market

June 19th 2019 | residential property

The Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) have initiated investigations to look into potential breaches of consumer protection law in the leasehold housing market. Particular concerns raised relate to the mis-selling of leasehold properties, potentially onerous and unfair contract terms pursuant to escalating ground rents; exorbitant service charges, consent and read more...

The Law Society introduces new Freehold Management Enquiries form (FME1)

May 22nd 2019 | residential property

The surge in freehold properties subject to estate/service charges (particularly on new developments) have led to the Law Society introducing a new standard form, Freehold Management Enquiries (“FME1”). The form includes standard questions that can be asked when acting for someone who is buying a freehold property that shares services read more...

Being a Lawyer is Hard!

April 12th 2019 | residential property

You operate like a machine to make sure your client’s needs are met and like gymnastics, every transaction is like an obstacle course. After completion, sometimes you get silence, often you get a quick thank you, on occasion a glowing report is sent to your boss and if you are read more...

Can You Break Your Commercial Lease Because of Brexit?

March 27th 2019 | commercial property

The short answer is NO – at least, not yet. Here’s why: This very question has just been answered by High Court judge, Mr Justice Smith, in the recent case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd & Ors v European Medicines Agency. This case concerns the ongoing battle between the read more...
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