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Additional Rent Demands

In this post, I’m going to take a look at the recent changes to the Premises Cost Directions and the effect on leasehold rent values. For leasehold practices the landscape has changed recently in terms of their premises. In the past most of the issues around premises were focussed on how they were used and if […]

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Is your surgery leasehold? New NHS rules will affect your rent reviews

Practices occupying property subject to a lease to a third party landlord are facing changes to the way in which their rent reviews will operate, thanks to new NHS directions and guidance (Premises Cost Directions April 2013). Under the previous system, the landlord activated the rent review clause in the lease, specifying a proposed new […]

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Space planning: how big is big?

If you are planning to expand or replace your existing premises, you need to comply with the requirements set down within NHS England’s Health Building Notes. For primary and community care, you need to review Health Building Note 11 which should be read in conjunction with the relevant parts of NHS England’s Health Technical Memorandum […]

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Thinking about a third party development scheme?

I’m very pleased to welcome Mick Suggett, Associate at health lawyers Browne Jacobson to the blog.  Mick works in the Health Property team, specialising in advising health clients on property and estates matters including acquisitions and disposals, leases, licences, property development and strategic estates advice. In 2012-2013, Mick was seconded full time to a PCT […]

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Section 106 and healthcare: balancing long term benefit against short term pain

This month, we’re pleased to welcome Matt Collerson of APC Architects and Planners. Matt is a Chartered Town Planner who has a great deal of experience in planning new residential developments and solving complex planning issues. In this post, Matt discusses how GP practices can use a Section 106 agreement to improve services for an expanding local population and […]

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Tenant in arrears? What next? Part 3.

So, this is the final instalment in my series of dealing with tenants in rent arrears. Over the last few weeks, I’ve looked at Forfeiture, Pursuing the Guarantor and Statutory Demands. Now we come to Distress or ‘sending in the bailiffs’. As I’ve said before, it’s important to take professional advice when working out which […]

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Tenant in arrears? What next? Part 2.

This is the second post in my series on tenant rent arrears and the options open to landlords to deal with them. Last week, I looked at Forfeiture, so today I’m going to look at Pursuing the Guarantor and Statutory Demands. The third instalment in the series will cover Distress. The steps a landlord takes […]

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Tenant in arrears? What next?

A good landlord and tenant relationship is essential if the businesses belonging to both parties are to run smoothly and be successful. Unfortunately this relationship can become strained should the tenant breach the payment of rent covenant within the lease. Due to the uncertain economic climate that has gripped the business sector over the past […]

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GP Pensions – how will the tax changes affect you? Part 2.

Following on from Steve Cosford’s initial article, here is the second part of his post on the changes to the NHS GP pension scheme and how they might affect you. Steve has worked at Grant Thornton for 25 years and leads a healthcare team specialising in general medical practitioner clients. ? Part 2: Life Time Allowance Last week […]

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Which survey do you need?

I thought it might be useful to outline the different types of surveys that GP practices may need and the circumstances in which you might need them. Many people don’t realise that there are different types of survey which can cause some confusion. The first thing we’d need to find out is why you need […]

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