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Business rates will not be charged on commercial properties in Scotland until one year after the property is occupied by its first tenant, the Scottish government has announced. 14 Sep 2017
Reforms to the business rates system in Scotland should be based on "compliance, fairness and transparency", a review group appointed by the government has said. 22 Aug 2017
MEES are intended to ensure that all let properties in England and Wales are brought up to an E rating on an energy performance certificate. Any let property at a F or G EPC rating will be deemed substandard.
This guide was updated in April 2015
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early.
From 2015, it will be illegal to use Hydrochlorofluorocarbons ( HCFCs ), including the ozone-depleting refrigerant gas R22, in refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning (AC) systems. R22 is commonly used in AC systems pre-dating 2004 and so its ban...
Indemnities and guarantees have an important role in commercial leases, particularly in difficult financial climates.
Developers will welcome the Supreme Court's decision to reduce the rateable value of unoccupied office space undergoing substantial redevelopment works, according to property law experts at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com. 06 Mar 2017
English businesses hardest hit by next month's business rates revaluation will receive "appropriate relief" to help them adjust to higher bills, the prime minister has confirmed. 27 Feb 2017
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