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Certainty for landlords as commercial property energy efficiency regulations receive parliamentary approval

New energy efficiency standards for privately-let commercial property in England will come into force on 1 April 2018, after the UK parliament passed regulations in one of its final sessions ahead of May's general election. 30 Mar 2015

Business rates structural review will be 'fiscally neutral', says UK Treasury

The UK government will consider structural changes to the way in which business rates payable on commercial properties across England are calculated as part of a "radical review" of the current system, it has announced. 17 Mar 2015

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New energy efficiency standards for privately-let commercial property confirmed for 2018

Commercial property landlords in England will be legally required to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties to at least band 'E' standard by 2018 before they can be leased to new or renewing tenants, the UK government has confirmed. 06 Feb 2015

Judge allows hotel companies to reassign leases without losing benefit of associated guarantees

A High Court judge has approved arrangements allowing companies within the Hilton group to reassign leases between themselves without the landlord losing the benefit of a guarantee granted by the parent company. 20 Jan 2015

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