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Briefing Notes

Druces announces 2022 Charity of the Year

Druces is pleased to announce that our Charity of the Year for 2022 is Your Sanctuary, an important organisation which provides emotional and practical support to domestic abuse survivors and their children. The charity operates refuge safe houses providing bedrooms for women and children who have fled domestic abuse from all over the UK, with […]

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Pop-Up Shops: the benefits for landlords and tenants

Permanent shop closures were already a familiar sight in the UK before the pandemic but forced lockdowns, social distancing, stock availability and staff absences have compounded the problem.  Understandably, retailers are now reviewing their business strategy to cope with, and re-focus on, the demand from online sales. As such, there are more empty shops on […]

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Cladding Crisis: two steps forward and one step back?

Michael Gove, the communities and levelling up secretary, recently announced that developers, rather than leaseholders, will meet the costs of remediating fire-safety defects in buildings which have come to light following the Grenfell tower fire, some four and a half years ago. Also in the firing line are companies involved in the sale, manufacture, or […]

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A guide to restrictions on pets in leases – Part 3

The final part in a series of three articles examining the legal complexities surrounding pet-ownership by tenants and leaseholders. You can view part 1 and part 2 here. Part 3 – Future developments In this article we will consider future developments in the law as it affects tenants as pet owners and, in particular, what […]

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A guide to restrictions on pets in leases – Part 2

Part two in a series of three articles examining the legal complexities surrounding pet-ownership by tenants and leaseholders. You can view part 1 here. Part 2 – Revised Model Tenancy Agreement In this note we will be looking at the recent revisions made to the Government’s model tenancy agreement by the Department for Levelling Up, […]

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A guide to restrictions on pets in leases

Part one in a series of three articles examining the legal complexities around pet-ownership by tenants and leaseholders. Landlord’s consent The pandemic has seen a huge increase in pet ownership as households have settled into a routine of working from home. This is all well and good for a pet-owner who owns the freehold of […]

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FCA Changes Listing Rules

The FCA has revealed the outcome of its consultation, launched in July 2021, on potential changes to the Listing Rules with the aim of removing barriers to listing, as well as protecting and enhancing market integrity. The resulting changes to the Listing Rules have also been published. The consultation was instigated by the FCA to […]

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