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Commercial property landlords could be forced to actively inspect their properties and police tenants suspected of tobacco and other excise duty evasion under plans proposed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), an expert has warned. 22 Feb 2017
Better value returns on investment, as well as the UK's devolution agenda, is helping to drive record levels of regional construction activity, according to experts at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com. 08 Feb 2017
This guide was updated in April 2015
This guide relates to the law in England and Wales and was last updated in November 2013
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early.
A version of this guide first appeared in Estates Gazette
This guide was last updated in August 2012.
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...
An exemption for property rental projects from the new restriction on tax relief for interest deductions "is welcome and will benefit some real estate investment projects, but is not a comprehensive solution" a real estate tax expert has said. 27 Jan 2017
A commercial tenant in breach of a repair clause at the end of a lease has been ordered to pay its former landlord's claim for the cost of those repairs in full by a Scottish court, even though the landlord was able to re-let the property in its current condition.... 06 Oct 2016
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