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Mandatory arbitration process unveiled for commercial rent arrears

Mandatory arbitration process unveiled for commercial rent arrears

The government has unveiled its long-awaited plans for arbitration to handle pandemic-related commercial rent arrears, with a code of conduct that effectively sets the standard for the draft legislation, which is expected to follow through next year. To protect...
Commercial property considerations for damage by insured risks

Commercial property considerations for damage by insured risks

Commercial landlords rely on insurance to cover the cost of repairing damage to their investment property beyond normal wear and tear, and business tenants expect a rent holiday if they cannot use their premises.  Many commercial landlords and tenants, whose premises...
Commercial specialist Emma Reed joins Wollens

Commercial specialist Emma Reed joins Wollens

Chris Hart, Wollens Chief Executive and Emma Reed, Partner.  Wollens are delighted to welcome Partner and Solicitor Emma Reed to the Commercial department. An established, successful, and diligent lawyer, Emma will work with Wollens clients in all aspects of...
Making your commercial property portfolio more sustainable

Making your commercial property portfolio more sustainable

Growing evidence of climate change has put sustainability firmly on the commercial property agenda.  Owners, occupiers, and lenders are increasingly focused on ‘ESG’ which refers to environmental, social and governance issues.  Lenders and occupiers are asking to see...
Wollens success at Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards !

Wollens success at Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards !

The presentation of the Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards for 2020 took place last night (September 23rd) in a digital ceremony after several attempts to hold the Dinner originally planned for April 2020 were postponed for COVID reasons.  Hosted by the...
Landlord’s options if a tenant breaches repair obligations.

Landlord’s options if a tenant breaches repair obligations.

Making sure a commercial property is well maintained is one of a landlord’s key priorities, and it is almost as important as getting in the rent. Under a full repairing and insuring lease the tenant is obliged to keep the property in a good state of repair – but what...