A party entering into a legally binding agreement should check the other party named in the agreement actually exists, a recent ruling makes clear.
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.
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.
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Case law: Property may be given a rateable value that assumes a willing tenant can be found, even if it is unlettable
Landlords with little prospect of finding a tenant for a property may find this will be ignored for rating purposes; and the rateable value for the property could be set by reference to rents being paid for other, similar properties in the area.
New law: Government proposes to take away landlords’ rights to end shorthold tenancies simply by giving notice
Landlords of residential property let on shorthold tenancies should start to plan for changes removing their right to terminate such tenancies simply by serving notice on the tenants, without having to give a reason.
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Patience, catch up and closing tech gaps
British Land have formed a new Technology Council to bring together all their tech-related initiatives.
Sellers of UK luxury homes forced to bargain amid Brexit woes
Britain's luxury property market remained dampened in July 2019 - particularly in London, East Anglia and the South-East.
UK consumer credit rises in June as households lift spending
UK demand for unsecured debt stabilized in June 2019, while mortgage approvals increased.
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.
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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
This books helps proprietors understand the key points about capital allowances.
(College of Law, 2016)
A comprehensive and systematic guide to the principles of landlord and tenant law.
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