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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.

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Steer clear of bear traps
Considers the issues around choosing commercial property in Great Britain, including lease length, cost predictability, and speed.

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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

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.

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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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Lease renewals in the time of coronavirus

When it comes to UK business lease renewals, how far can parties seek to change the terms of their existing leases when it comes to length of term, break clauses and rent?

Does default risk matter for investors in REITs?

Investigating the relationship between default risk and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) stock returns.

Coping with Covid? Housing and mortgage market responses in the UK

A look at how the new pressures the pandemic has generated might play out in the UK housing market during 2021-2022.

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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.

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.

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

SME guide to energy efficiency
Advice from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to help your business become more energy efficient. Topics covered include heating, lighting, office equipment and production equipment, with case studies from businesses which used these methods to save money.

Atom Content Marketing guides

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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