Welcome to the QIA Summer 2020 edition.
• Dear Claire – during lockdown a takeaway has opened next to my clothing boutique. The social distancing queue which forms in front of my boutique is putting off my customers. What can I do?
• A conclusively inconclusive service charge statement – can the landlord’s certificate really be the last word? Suzanne Gill reviews a recent case.
• Planning changes in the era of COVID-19 – Jay Das discusses emergency changes to the planning process and the changes which developers are crying out for.
• Triplerose smells sweet for landlords – can landlords and developers take action against those using their premises for short term Airbnb style holiday lets? Adam Colenso explains a new court decision which will help.
• The Future Office – with lockdown easing Suzanne Gill and Malcolm Rogerson consider the legal issues of a return to the office for landlords, tenants and agents.
• Can tenants dream the impossible dream? – is the concept of upward and downward rent reviews likely to become a reality? Ben Dunbar explores the latest thinking on this key issue.
• Cracking the Code – what are the key provisions of the new RICS Code for Leasing business premises 2020? Malcolm Rogerson runs you through the essentials.
• Prenuptial agreements – a worthwhile investment – Family law expert Trisha Siddique discusses what you absolutely should know about pre and post-nuptial agreements and when you should consider getting one.
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