Leases & Titles

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to all forms of leases, titles, and legal documentation involved with property interests. Whether a straight forward lease agreement or complicated legal documentation, here is help to understand what you're trying to achieve and then practically how to easily do this.


Bottom-Line Basics of Renewing Residential AST Leases

ast renewals leases property management guideAST tenancy agreements are the norm for short-term residential lets, hence there being a mass of information already available on how to deal with these.

From a property management perspective there is no point in simply repeating all this information here – what really helps is to cut-the-chase, and get down to what’s basically required when dealing with such tenancies day-to-day.

So, in addition to the literal agreement itself, there is often an array of other things like additional pieces of information and legislation to be aware of as well.

Renewing AST Agreements

Assuming you already have a form of AST agreement in place, then this resource helps look at the sort of things to look out for when simply looking to renew it, which...

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How to Allow Other Uses in Commercial Property Long Leases Through the law of Property Act 1925

commercial property leases user chnage property management guideThis is a hidden-gem of legislation that can help unlock value in commercial property that are held on long leasehold interests – getting very technical on the legal side, but worth it if you’re in this situation.

This has recently come to light in a legal case called Shaviram Normandy Limited v Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council [2019] UKUT 256 which has a good legal explanation here.

In short, this covers a situation where the “owner” of a commercial property holds it through a long lease rather than freehold, like when your “own” flats in a block. This lease may well restrict what you can use it for, and in this day and age of needing to look at alternative value-driven ways this can therefore cause you a problem with proposed...

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The Land Registry Title Basics for Property Management

land registry titles property management guideThis is when the eyes of property managers can glaze over in confusion, when they need to wade through land registry titles to understand how a property is legally owned or let.

Often it’s a case of jumping to the pretty-picture of the plan at the back to see what’s included, or maybe the owner’s name of the property at the top. But it’s when you talk about rights of this, that, and the other when you need legal help.

Seven Land Registry Basics

That’s certainly true that solicitors and legal input can help truly get to the bottom of things, however having a basic knowledge of property titles does still help.

This can help narrow-down issues straight away, or even when solicitors are in the midst of searches you can help come up with...

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