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Renewal of telecommunications leases

United Kingdom - August 25 2020 A key judgment dealing with the interaction of the Electronic Communications Code and the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”) has been handed down…

Richard Willcox.

Occupying empty property: business rates

United Kingdom - October 17 2018 In a decision that will be welcomed by property owners, a recent case has considered the meaning of 'occupation' in the context of business rates and…

Lucy Shepherd.

Iceland stays cool after ratings win

United Kingdom - March 23 2018 The Supreme Court has ruled that plant and machinery used to assist cooling should not be valued for ratings purposes. Background National…

Wayne Nash.

Business rates: landmark ruling on rating liability and repair works

United Kingdom - April 6 2017 The Supreme Court has ruled on the extent of a ratepayer's liability to pay business rates for a property undergoing building works. This decision is…

Leanne Norton.

Dealing with trespassers in a commercial property

United Kingdom - January 23 2017 Trespassers or 'squatters' are becoming increasingly prevalent within temporarily vacant commercial premises in city centres. We have recently…