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Out-Law Guides

  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

    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.

  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland

    This guide was updated in April 2015

  • Property and bank ring-fencing

    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....

  • Break Clauses - Top Tips for Landlords and Tenants

    A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early. 

  • Air Conditioning Costs and the banning of R22

    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

    Indemnities and guarantees have an important role in commercial leases, particularly in difficult financial climates.

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RICS proposes mandatory service charge requirements 01 Nov 2017

New properties in Scotland to be exempt from business rates until one year after occupation 14 Sep 2017

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