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10 Key Property Issues for Practice Managers

Everyone is busy and Practice Managers are no exception to that rule. As multi-practice mergers become commonplace and property owning GPs look to retire, premises issues are increasingly making it to the top of all Practice Managers’ to do lists. Some practices are well organised when it comes to their property but others don’t have […]

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Bailment – can you bail out?

We are delighted to welcome Jane Bloomer to the blog. Jane is Director of Property Litigation at Howes Percival in Northampton where she advises clients in relation to all aspects of real estate litigation matters. She has particular expertise in landlord and tenant issues and possession claims and has a wide range of clients both commercial and […]

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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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Client representation: protecting your interests

Employing a project manager will ensure that your practice is properly represented and potentially save you thousands. With all the talk of funding being released for new medical facilities, you might well be thinking seriously about putting together a proposal. You might even be one of the lucky few whose project has reached the top […]

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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 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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