There has been a recent court case regarding the rateable value of a property being re-developed.
The Supreme Court recently ruled that a Sunderland property should not have been charged business rates as if it were fully usable when it was undergoing refurbishment. Instead, the court ruled, the property should have been valued at the nominal sum of £1, resulting in a much-reduced rates bill.
The full details can be seen here, but in summary the builder (SJ & J Monk) had applied for a reduRead More
The Government have recently carried out a consultation on the minimum allowed size of bedrooms for licensed properties.
Whilst it is almost certain that this will become law, currently (May 2017) it is not law. However that seems not to have stopped some councils from trying to impose it on landlords. We are certainly aware that Brighton has tried recently.
You may be cheered by a recent success for common sense. Nottingham Council tried to stop the use of a couple of rooms in a licensedRead More