Does my business need a Health and Safety Policy?
As an employer you have a legal obligation (under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974) to provide a safe working environment. If you employ 5 or more staff then you are also required to have a written health and safety policy and risk assessment. Now, that may sound a little daunting but ... Read more »
Landlord Letting Fees to be Banned in England
The Tenant Fees Bill, expected to become law soon, will make it unlawful for landlords (and letting agents) in England to charge tenants a wide range of 'admin' fees. At the moment tenants can be charged a range of fees, typically amounting to between £250 and £350 (according to Citizens Advice). ... Read more »
How to Renew a Commercial Tenancy Agreement
Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, commercial tenants are broadly entitled to 'security of tenure'. This means you have the right to renew the tenancy when it comes to an end. Either the landlord or the tenant can request a new tenancy and there are different forms depending on who makes the ... Read more »