PG Lore Newsletter


Ensuring Insuring is Reasonable…

Most landlords of residential property are well aware of the requirement for service charges to be reasonable – that is that the costs are reasonably incurred and the works and services provided are of a reasonable standard.

by Laura Southgate

Striking the balance – a landlord’s right to redevelop v. a tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment

In what is proving to be a competitive market, commercial landlords are increasingly taking the opportunity to improve yields by undertaking development projects in tenanted premises.

by Christobel Smales

Breaching Bad?

With the London development market on the prowl for the next build site and with open land resources dwindling in the capital and beyond, we have now reached the point where plots that once laid empty, as a result of various restrictive covenants dictating their use and/or development potential, are now prime sites.

by Liberty Chappel

Trust registration – don’t delay!

HMRC recently launched the online Trust Registration Service (TRS) following the passage of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations (SI 2017/692) (the “Regulations”) which implemented the Fourth Money Laundering Directive in the UK.

by Dominic Ribet

All is fair in land and law?

In July 2017, the government issued a consultation paper entitled “Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market”. It followed a period during which the issue of residential leasehold law had become (and remains) highly topical and is once again politically charged.

by Damian Greenish


Charity needs Clarity! Gifts to charity in wills are commonplace, and with the recent change in tax law which allows gifts of 10% or more to qualify the remainder for a reduced rate of tax, they are likely to become more so. However it is also true that mistakes in the wording of such gifts […]