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2 May 2018

Section 21 Notice Validity Alert

Any landlord or agent worth their salt will be only too aware of potential pitfalls when serving Section 21 notices to end Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) in a post-Deregulation Act age.

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1 May 2018

Forsters and Montagu Evans host knowledge sharing event

On Thursday, 26 April, Montagu Evans hosted the “Next Episode” in the series of Forsters LLP/ Montagu Evans knowledge sharing events. Previously, Josh Myerson and Mark Higgin had shared their business rates insight and experience with Forsters’ real estate departments and it was Forsters’ turn to return the favour.

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1 May 2018

RICS family fortunes:- our survey says…

On 12 April 2018, the consultation on the 1st edition of the RICS professional statement: Code for leasing business premises (the “Revised Code”) closed. The Revised Code is set to replace the current voluntary 2007 Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales (the “2007 Code”).

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23 April 2018

Gingering Up the End User Experience

In their Business Strategy report, 2017-2022, the Land Registry say that it is their ambition to become the world's leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

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27 March 2018

Endeavouring to understand - a brief guide to endeavours clauses

"Best endeavours", "reasonable endeavours" and "all reasonable endeavours" are terms often used in contracts but perhaps not fully understood.  Whilst most contractual obligations are expressed to be absolute, an endeavour is an agreement to try to fulfil an obligation.  They will be used where a party is unwilling to agree to something absolutely.   

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12 March 2018

Future Leaders in Property event

On Thursday 1 March circa 40 associates and senior associates from across Forsters came together to host the launch event for "FLIP" (Future Leaders in Property).

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5 March 2018

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

This year marks the 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) and Forsters are proud to be part of this fantastic initiative.  In September last year, the firm introduced its very first Apprenticeship Scheme.  We welcomed Sadia Latif, Kai Spink, Kabir Sidhu and Melissa Hickman to the Forsters family and since joining us, they have proved themselves to be bright and ambitious.

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27 February 2018

How easy is it to amalgamate residential units in RBKC?

Housing and the need to build more homes is the name of the game for 2018. If the Department for Communities and Local Government’s recent name change to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is not enough of a clue, then there was the Chancellor’s 50% increase in annual housing targets in the Autumn Budget.

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