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Another problem case involved extracting a sub-tenant from an onerours sub-lease that had been entered into without any professional advice.  Acting for the sub-tenant we reviewed the options and explored relocation opportunities. This resulted in a delicate negotiation with the landlord for an early surrender of the sub-lease and agreeing terms for a new lease on alternative premises. Our client ended up with a much better and larger new home for his business with lower over heads and a happy outcome for all. 


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Not one of the most attractive or largest cases we have dealt with but nonetheless an interesting example of what we get involved with. We were called in by a local solicitor who was having difficulty agreeing terms for a lease renewal for his client. On inspection the building had many structural issues including extensive cracking to the brickwork due to movement. We called in an experienced Building Surveyor and with a further inspection using a drone, we agreed a Schedule of Works that needed to be done by the landlord before the new lease could be completed, and a new higher rent agreed. The landlords were inexperienced property owners and their solicitor was on the brink of retirement. Coupled with our new client speaking little English, meant communications were sporadic. Furthermore an easement allowing access to the rear of the takeaway kebab shop was being challenged by the adjoining owner. This required a claim on the owners building insurance. After the best part of 2 years of patient persistence the new lease was completed and our happy client now able to invest in his business with the comfort that he has a secure lease for a further 15 years. Skills that were needed included knowledge of landlord's and tenant's rights, valuation, building construction, negotiation and tolerance!

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An unusual name for a lovely office suite in a listed building in the middle of Midhurst. Neveltheless it is now home to high end holiday travel company And Beyond who have relocated their South African based business from nearby Capron House. Medhursts acted for Chichester District Council to agree the letting on their behalf. 

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Chichester College Group held their annual Star Awards event at the Chichester Theatre. It was an evening of recognition of the high acheivements of mainly the students but also the staff. With some 14,000 students enrolled at the Chichester and Brinsbury campus's, it was no mean feat to be recognised at this event. And the stories were inspiring and very uplifting. The College received an Ofsted Outstanding recognition at their last inspection which is no surprise with the obvious dedictaion of the teaching staff. 

Medhursts were delighted to have been a sponsor for the award for Agriculture, Aboriculture & Horticulture which was won by a very bright and bubbly Georgina Harris who will clearly go far in her chosen career.

Keep up the good work CCG.

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