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Landlords liability for business rates when a tenant gets into trouble

admin July 30, 2014

CMS Cameron McKenna Reports on an important rates liability case for landlords;

Business rates are an unwelcome liability for a landlord, particularly when a landlord is pursued when a tenant falls into difficulty.

The High Court ruling in Schroeder Exempt Property Unit Trust and another v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWHC 2207 provides helpful clarification on the issue of liability for the payment of business rates following the… read the rest of “Landlords liability for business rates when a tenant gets into trouble”

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Adur & Worthing Council investing to bring forward key development site

admin July 28, 2014

Adur and Worthing Council joint strategic committee has agreed to invest in commissioning further site investigations on the key 19.0 acre former landfill site at Dominion Way in East Worthing. Investigation and analysis work costing up to £150,000, funded from the capacity issues reserves, is to be undertaken as part of a package of advise required to bring this key site forward for development and demonstrates the Local Authorities commitment to delivering key employment sites to benefit the… read the rest of “Adur & Worthing Council investing to bring forward key development site”

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Grounds for Landlords to oppose renewal

admin July 22, 2014

CMS Cameron McKenna reports on the recent decision in Youssefi -v- Musselwhite [2014] EWCA Civ 885 which provides useful guidance for landlords when looking to oppose the grant of a new lease on the ground of substantial breaches by the tenant of its obligations under the current tenancy or for any reason connected with the tenant’s use or management of the holding.

This case demonstrates that, while there is a high… read the rest of “Grounds for Landlords to oppose renewal”

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Major new facility for Rolls Royce Motor Cars

admin July 17, 2014

Planned £70m investment by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

The famous car manufacturer owned by BMW is planning a  development of nearly half a million square feet over the next few years on a nine hectare site off the A29 Shripney Road. This will provide an around-the-clock logistics and parts storage satellite to its Goodwood base to free space there for a bigger production line.

Bognor Observer reports that 'A planning… read the rest of “Major new facility for Rolls Royce Motor Cars”

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Coffee culture continues – Starbucks applies for planning

admin July 16, 2014

The seemingly relentless demand for coffee and coffee houses continues as Starbucks applies for planning consent in South Street Worthing.

The coffee giant has applied to convert the ground floor of the former Methvens book store, which has remained mainly vacant for sometime, to provide a 2,185 sq.ft coffee shop.

Our view at Brierley & Coe is that, if successful, this will further enhance the centre of town bringing a redundant unit back into… read the rest of “Coffee culture continues - Starbucks applies for planning”

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