Commercial Property Solicitors

A Thorny Issue – Japanese Knotweed

Invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed can pose a serious threat to biodiversity, and the structural integrity of buildings.

Japanese Knotweed is a key issue on the purchase, sale or lease of a property, and infestations can lead to neighbour disputes and litigation.

Else Solicitors’ Commercial Property and Dispute Resolution teams are experts at handling legal issues relating to Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plants.

Energy Performance and Commercial Leases

Landlords of commercial property will be well aware of their obligation to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a rating of E or better to a prospective new Tenant, prior to the grant of a Lease to them.

However, from April 2023, Landlords of commercial property can face fines up to a maximum of £150,000 if at any time during a commercial Lease term they are not able to produce a valid EPC showing an energy efficiency rating of E or higher