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Alterations to commercial premises: are you at risk?By Alice Bainton, James Corbett
Commercial tenants often need to carry out fit-out or other works to premises, but despite the restrictions in many commercial leases, the legal paperwork is sometimes ignored. This is a mistake. Getting the paperwork wrong, or ignoring it altogether, can hand a weapon to the landlord and could lead to protracted and expensive disputes down the line, sometimes involving extra remedial works, “unfair” rental uplifts, damages and - in drastic cases - forfeiture of the lease itself.
Framework agreementsBy Clare Reddy, Owen Williams
Framework agreements offer a potential solution as contracting authorities attempt to minimise the impact of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 on their business. In this inbrief, Clare Reddy and Owen Williams discuss the framework agreement and where and when they should be used.
Development Officers' Forum - Hot topics in planning
Area of law: Real Estate & Development11st June 2013, 05:00pm - 06:00pm, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL
Big yourself upBy Alex Kelham
In an article for Building magazine, Alex Kelham discusses a government initiative that allows suppliers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to promote certain work they undertook.
Many eligible firms have yet to apply for a 'recognition licence' from the British Olympic Association; something Alex believes is definitely worthwhile.