Landowners should secure their properties and regularly inspect them to ensure no illegal waste has been deposited there without their consent, or risk being responsible for moving it - even if it was deposited by trespassers – a recent determination 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.
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.
Case law: Landlords must give tenants gas safety certificate before they move in, even if gas installations are outside
Residential landlords must give new assured shorthold tenants a copy of the gas safety certificate before they move in, even if none of the gas equipment is actually in the flat. If they don’t, they will lose their entitlement to terminate the tenancy without giving a reason, a recent decision makes clear.
Landlords with unlet, unoccupied commercial properties will welcome a Court of Appeal ruling that a scheme allowing them to avoid paying business rates on them is valid and lawful.
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The new lease accounting rules
The updated lease accounting standard IFRS 16 is likely to affect most small businesses that follow US GAAP or IFRS.
Balancing blockchain hype with reality
Blockchain could make the construction sector more efficient and transparent - but implementation costs remain high.
Empty rates: going for broke
A range of ingenious empty rates mitigation schemes are being offered, many of which have been tested in the courts.
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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