Buying a property – understand the legal position with estate agents


I work with lots of estate agents very closely and have excellent relationships with them and we get a lot of our work via recommendations from them. As in any area of business, estate agents role is to make money. They also are well advised to ensure they keep a good reputation. However, with property READ MORE

Rent deposits for commercial property leases


Before a lease is entered into between a landlord and a tenant, a rent deposit deed is usually entered into between the parties. This is a completely separate payment to the first instalment of rent, whenever that is to fall due. The document will set out how the deposit is to be held, when it READ MORE

Rent reviews for commercial properties


Rent reviews When deciding to commit to a Commercial premises, tenants tend to think optimistically and are sometimes are quite happy to enter into a long lease with the promise of certainty and stability. However, if a lease contains a ‘rent review’ clause, this could potentially leave them exposed and faced with a commitment to READ MORE

How to Trademark a Logo


One of the most distinctive aspects of your business, especially if you have a distinctive and recognisable business and brand, may be your logo and therefore it is understandable to want to attain as much security as possible. The best way to do this is to obtain a trade mark. A trade mark allows you READ MORE

Unfair dismissal from the employer’s perspective


For any employee who started work for you after 6th April 2012 they will only be able to claim unfair dismissal once they have had at least 2 years continuous service with you. This period is 1 year of continuous service if the employment was commenced prior to 6 April 2012. In some cases, a READ MORE