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The unknown unknown
How commercial property tenants can protect themselves from costs arising from inherent defects.
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SME guide to energy efficiency
Advice from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to help your business become more energy efficient, with ideas, case studies and tips to start reducing bills today. Topics covered include heating, lighting, office equipment and production equipment.
Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.
Disclaimer: These articles from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.
Briefings are four-page guides from Atom Content Marketing written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.
Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.
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British Property Federation (BPF)
The professional body representing the UK property industry provides information for commercial landlords and investors, including the BPF IPD Annual Lease Review report.
Small business property hub (RICS)
Guidance from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) covering a wide range of topics, including planning permission, business rates and valuations.
Code for Leasing Business Premises
The Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales 2007 represents owners and occupiers, particularly in small business. Resources on the website include an Occupier Guide, Model Heads of Terms and supplemental briefing notes on environmental good practice.
An independent website providing businesses with free information, guides, calculators and checklists for a successful office move.
Leasehold Advisory Service
A Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) funded by Government to provide free advice on the law affecting residential leasehold property in England and Wales. Includes a Practitioners Directory and guides on the core issues that affect leasehold property, written by professional legal advisers.
Renting a business property: tenant responsibilities
Gov.uk government guidance on the health and safety responsibilities of companies renting business properties.
Small Business Retail Lease
An example short-term lease for high street retail property produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). A sample Heads of Terms document and guides for tenants and advisors are also available.
SME guide to energy efficiency
Advice from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to help your business become more energy efficient, with ideas and tips to start reducing bills today. Topics covered include heating, lighting, office equipment and production equipment, with case studies from businesses which saved money by installing energy saving devices or raising staff awareness.
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Negotiating a tax-efficient new lease
Tips and Advice-Tax, 23 January 2014. p.3
Looks at some tax-efficient options for tenants wanting to renew or sign a new commercial property lease.
A practical approach to landlord and tenant
Garner, S. (Oxford University Press, 2013)
This book provides a comprehensive and systematic guide to the principles of landlord and tenant law.
Commercial and residential service charges
Rosenthal, A., (Bloomsbury Professional, 2013)
This book provides an in-depth analysis of the law and practice relating to service charge disputes in both residential and commercial property law. The principal focus is on service charges payable by tenants to landlords, but it also covers service charges in the freehold context.
Capital allowances for business property: a guide for owners
Chidell, R. (Claritax, 2013)
The aim of this book is to help proprietors and their managers to understand the key points they need to know about capital allowances. Reflects the changes introduced in 2012 and those that are expected to apply from 2014.
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