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Business Rate Revaluation 2017 - Do your premises occupy more than one floor of a building?

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Business rate liabilities are calculated based on a property’s assigned 'rateable value'. Rateable values are normally assessed on the basis of the annual rental value of a property and paid to the appropriate Local Authority.


Brexit Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Post Brexit Fears Subside in the Commercial Property Sector as Property Fund Barriers Are Dismantled

Friday, 20 January 2017

Some of the barriers placed on investors in the commercial property sector are beginning to come down after billions of pounds of investor's money was locked away following the EU referendum result in June.

Post Brexit Fears Subside in the Commercial Property Sector as Property Fund Barriers Are Dismantled

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How do Permitted Development Rights apply to leasehold property?

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Permitted Development Order (the Order) allows for certain changes of use to be undertaken without requiring full planning permission. The Order is amended from time to time, sometimes leading to windfalls in land value.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Property Litigation

Granting a New Lease? - What You Need to Know About Security of Tenure

Friday, 20 January 2017

It is important for a landlord to consider, when granting a new lease, whether its tenant will have 'security of tenure', as this will affect the landlord's ability to regain possession of the property at the end of the lease.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

What do recent amendments to the JCT Design and Build contract mean for your construction project?

Friday, 13 January 2017

When planning a construction project it is important to ensure that the contract protects your interests.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Evaluating the Likely Impact of a Ban on Letting Agents' Fees

Friday, 13 January 2017

Plans to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants in England were announced last week in the Autumn Statement. But what impact will this really have on the rental industry?


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Energy & Utilities

Government Warning for Commercial Property Prices as Plans for New Energy Legislation Are Announced

Friday, 13 January 2017

The government has recently issued a stark warning that upcoming energy legislation could lead to £16.54 billion being wiped off the value of commercial property in the UK.

Energy Law Efficiency Update

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2017 UK Commercial Property Sector to Experience Fall in Construction and Development Activity

Thursday, 12 January 2017

An annual forecast made by the real estate firm Savills has predicted that borrowers and lenders will become increasingly wary of the risks involved in investing in new projects in 2017 and beyond.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Criminal Sanctions are Being Introduced for Landlords that Fail to Comply with ‘Right to Rent’ Obligations – Are You Ready?

Friday, 11 November 2016

Under the Immigration Act 2014, landlords must not permit adults to occupy a property as their only or main residence under a residential tenancy agreement unless they:


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

A Warning that the UK Faces a Critical Shortfall of Rental Properties

Monday, 07 November 2016

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) issued a stark warning that the UK will face a shortage of 1.8 million homes to rent by 2025, unless the government acts quickly to re-ignite the buy-to-let market.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Capital Projects

Friday, 28 October 2016

Keeping to the critical path - Pre-Construction Services Agreements


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

9 Practical Steps to Successfully Manage Your Property Development

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Making effective use of assets is a key obligation for local authorities. The trick is ensuring how to deliver best value in development projects, especially where local authorities are taking the lead with other bodies.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Public Sector

Top 3 Trends in Planning Law - how do they affect you?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

In this article we review the continued evolution of the planning system over the course of 2016, and consider how the optimism of local government planners will continue to be tested through 2017 as pressure mounts to build new houses.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property

Permitted Development and Change of Use Under Leases

Friday, 14 October 2016

In Back to the Future, Marty McFly may have fantasised about how rich he could become with a Sports Almanac from the future.


Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Energy & Utilities

Hinkley Point C - Opportunities for South West Companies

Thursday, 29 September 2016

The UK government has made the landmark decision to proceed with the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.

Hinkley Point C - Opportunities for South West Companies