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Finding the right premises and managing commercial property are important for businesses of all sizes. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing news and guidance.

Legal Alert

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.

New practice: Getting out of a lease


Businesses who lease premises but whose workforce may not all return to work when COVID-19 restrictions are eased are considering whether to look for smaller premises, or to reduce the space they rent – but need to know how they can get out of their existing lease, or vary it, to achieve what they want.

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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.

Online articles

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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The $10 billion bright spot in the battered world of office real estate

Life sciences building sales and refinancing are doing well - unlike workers in conventional offices, many scientists don't work remotely.

Virgin Active restructuring to set high street precedent

Virgin Active is using the new UK 'super scheme' restructuring law, introduced in 2020 to try to bind landlords and other creditors alike into accepting writedowns.

Buyers eye UK retail assets as high street reopens

As the UK reopens high street retail, investors are said to be investigating retail real estate opportunities. But the market is likely to be slow to recover.

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Useful links

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.

An independent website providing businesses with free information, guides, calculators and checklists for a successful office move.

A non-departmental public body (NDPB) providing 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.

Code for leasing business premises
RICS professional statement on lettings of premises in England and Wales to tenants who will carry on trade, professional or other business activities in them. Includes template heads of terms and checklist to aid the legal drafting process.

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Articles and books in the Library collection

Capital allowances for commercial property: an introductory guide for business owners and their advisers
(Claritax, 2017)
This books helps proprietors understand the key points about capital allowances.

Commercial property
(College of Law, 2016)
A comprehensive and systematic guide to the principles of landlord and tenant law.

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