Category Archive: Commercial property


Service Charges in Commercial Property Explained

For commercial landlords and tenants, service charges are an essential issue to get right as they are one of the most common areas of dispute. They must be set at an appropriate level, each party must fully understand what they cover and there should be a clear process for resolving any problems that arise. In…

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How to prepare your business now for bumpier times ahead

With widespread economic uncertainty and potentially difficult times ahead, commercial legal expert Jaron Crooknorth and disputes expert Alex Lyttle look at how to make sure your business is in the best possible shape to weather approaching storms. Jaron and Alex are both partners at Gloucester law firm Tayntons, where they head up the Commercial and…

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New government code of practice to protect commercial tenants from eviction over rent arrears

With commercial tenants protected from eviction on the basis of rent arrears caused by the pandemic until 25 March 2022, the government has announced a new commercial rents code of practice. This aims to set out a clear process for dealing with debts in conjunction with the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill. Background The various lockdowns…

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Top 5 reasons you should use a solicitor for shareholder agreements

A shareholders’ agreement sets out the rights and obligations of shareholders and is a binding legal contract between the shareholders and the company. A well-drafted shareholders’ agreement can give members a say in the running of the company and prevent misunderstandings and disagreements from arising in the future. By asking an expert corporate solicitor to…

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Sale of company shares to another shareholder

When a shareholder wants to sell their shares or leave a small company it can upset the equilibrium of the business. Sale to another shareholder could mean the distribution of shares and any accompanying voting rights becomes weighted in favour of one person to the detriment of others. There are ways to avoid this to…

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How does COVID-19 impact on private Landlords?

For many people, their buy-to-let property provides an important source of income which they rely upon to service their borrowing, top-up their pension income, or just use as ancillary income. The vast majority of people within the buy-to-let sector are not large scale portfolio Commercial Landlords. To that end, several clients have asked about how…

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Don’t be caught out by EPCS!

It was over 10 years ago that law was passed to make it compulsory for the sale of the Property to have an Energy Performance Certificate in place. It is also a legal requirement for an EPC to be in place for letting of a residential or commercial property (unless one of the exemptions apply)….

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Our Commercial Team is growing!

Introducing Laurence Lucas, Commercial Property Partner here at Tayntons. Laurence is joining Tayntons with a wealth of experience and knowledge within Commercial Property, having specialised in this area of Law since 2000. He has lived in Gloucester for over 20 years and is a Governor at High School for Girls in Denmark Road. “Tayntons has…

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