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Property Newsletter - Issue 4

Summer 2019

Welcome to the Summer 2019 edition of our Property Newsletter

At Prettys, we understand the property market and the needs and requirements of our clients.  In response to these needs, we have integrated our expertise from our Construction Team, Commercial Property Team and Contentious Property Team to create a dedicated Real Estate Team to become your ideal partners in all property-related matters.

In this edition of our property newsletter Claire, Rebecca, Fiona, Graeme and Jen look at:

We hope you find these articles useful and if there are any topics or property issues you would like to see featured in a future edition of our newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

General Disclaimer

We hope you find our newsletter interesting but please remember that the articles in this newsletter are for general information only and do not constitute specific legal advice.  For advice on specific issues please do not hesitate to contact us.


Issues to consider if you are replacing your front garden fence wall or gates

The spring and summer months can be a favourite time of year to attend to outdoor jobs in the garden, including replacing fencing or walls. The erection of a new fence, wall or gate, if these are adjacent to a highway, and even ... Read more

‘PG Tips’ to consider if you are asked to stand as a personal guarantor

The prospect of signing a legal document that provides a guarantee of someone else’s financial or other obligations, whether as part of a loan agreement or a lease, can potentially be very daunting, especially when considering the risks to your own financial position ... Read more

Don’t let a CVA dictate the way: A guide for Landlords to get ahead of Tenant CVA’s

The Retail Gazette reported earlier this year that the number of retail Company Voluntary Arrangements (“CVA’s”) increased seven fold in 2018 when compared with the previous year and this trend looks set to continue. With big named retailers such as Debenhams and Monsoon ... Read more

Top of the Pop (Ups): tips for those thinking of starting a pop up shop

Pop-up shops are believed to have started in Los Angeles in the 1990s and are a temporary retail-orientated setting or territory designed to create an immediate customer/brand interaction for a limited period. According to the most recent data available, Pop-up shops contribute £2.3 billion ... Read more

You’ve probably heard, or possibly used, the expression ‘detailed planning permission’ – but are you sure you know what it means?

This short article relates to the interpretation of a phrase that is commonly bandied about in development-related documents, such as conditional sale agreements, overage agreements, development agreements, heads of terms, etc. ‘Detailed planning permission’ is a fairly ubiquitous turn of phrase, the kind ... Read more

Tales for the Unwary: Don’t risk losing your 999 year flat lease by getting into arrears with your ground rent.

Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Ltd 2018 tells the rare but very unfortunate tale of a long leaseholder who lost her valuable flat because she missed opportunities to defend her landlord’s claims for ground rent and service charge arrears and for forfeiture of her ... Read more

Knowing your boundaries

“I love my map, I’d be lost without it.” You may not have even considered what the exact boundaries are to your property.  However, there may come a time when you will need to consider who is responsible for the boundary fence, hedge or ... Read more

Claire Barritt

Senior Associate

e cbarritt@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298335

Rebecca Cleal

Senior Associate

e rcleal@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298250

Graeme Burslem


e gburslem@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298220

Fiona Galloway


e fgalloway@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298239

Jennifer Rayner


e jrayner@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298363

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