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How Commercial Landlords can Preserve the Right to Forfeit

A feature of the economic upturn is that, where Landlords have had unsatisfactory tenants over the past few years, they may now feel sufficiently confident that they can replace them with a better covenant. In this situation, when a Tenant breaches their lease covenants, it is important to ensure that the right to forfeit is preserved so that the decision to terminate the lease can be undertaken with confidence that it will produce …Read More

Landowners beware grazing horses

Leasing paddocks for grazing horses can create unintentional legal relationships. It is important for landowners to understand the circumstances surrounding such leases because, if grazing becomes ‘incidental’ to the use of the land, the tenant could acquire security of tenure rights by default. (Security of tenure matters arise under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.) This can catch landowners unaware, especially since grazing is an agricultural activity. However, horses are not considered …Read More

A Canter around Purchasing an Equestrian Property

If you’re considering purchasing an equestrian property, you’ll be in good company. It is estimated that there are about 200,000 equestrian properties in the UK, serving over a million horses. Whether you’re purchasing a property to accommodate the family pony, or opening up a riding school, there are 3 main factors to consider which are specific to equestrian properties. 1. Space A purchaser needs to be realistic about their own …Read More