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No leave to appeal Game rent on insolvency decision means certainty for landlords, says expert

The UK Supreme Court will not allow retailer Game to appeal a recent decision allowing landlords to recover rent from administrators that continued to operate the business as a going concern while a buyer was found. 05 Nov 2014

Institutional investors, housing developers face "negative impact" of Scottish SDLT replacement, says expert

The first rates set for the Scottish's government's new tax on the sale or lease of property result in institutional commercial property investors being "significant losers", while buyers of averagely-priced homes in Scotland will benefit, an expert has said.... 10 Oct 2014

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UK government sets out long-awaited energy efficiency standards for new property rentals

Landlords in England would have to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties to at least an 'E'-rated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) standard before they could let them out under plans put forward for consultation by the UK government. 25 Jul 2014

Radical changes to Scottish land ownership set out, but proposed recommendations likely to be unworkable, says expert

Wide-ranging recommendations for reform of land ownership in Scotland set out by a group of experts will not be easy to put into practice, an expert has said. 28 May 2014

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