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11 pipers piping: How does MEES differ in Scotland?

Published on 15 December 2017. By Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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It's day eleven of our festive blog series: The origins of the piping pipers may not be firmly rooted in Scotland, but they brought to our minds thoughts of bagpipes, and other things that are found north of the border. The Scottish were first to implement their energy efficiency regulations but now the English and Welsh are not far behind, with MEES coming into force early next year: what will the differences between the systems be?

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8 Maids A-Milking: Milking the Consumer during the Festive Period

Published on 12 December 2017. By Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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This article explores what's going on in the retail industry to draw in shoppers at this crucial time of year.

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6 Geese A-Laying: The Significance of laying the Golden Brick

Published on 08 December 2017. By Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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What does the term "Golden Brick" mean, who uses it and why? In this article we explore the usefulness of the golden brick, the formalities which determine whether it applies and alternative approaches.

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Changes to business rates calculations are good news for retailers

Published on 04 December 2017. By Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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The government announced two changes to business rate annual increases in the Autumn budget, moving from RPI to CPI in April 2018 (rather than 2020 as originally proposed) and shortening the revaluation cycle. It is good to see that the government has listened to concerned businesses but will the changes go far enough?

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A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Published on 01 December 2017. By Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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This is the first of a series of blogs we shall be posting in the run up to Christmas based upon The Twelve Days of Christmas carol with a property theme. We hope you enjoy reading them and have a very merry Christmas.

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Sinking and Reserve Funds – how best to save for a rainy day

Published on 08 November 2017. By Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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Most managing agents will know that it is best practice to keep funds aside for a rainy day but how many are aware of the formalities necessary to properly account for such funds?

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MIPIM: 10 things we learnt about you

Published on 31 March 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning and Rhiannon Saunders, Senior Associate and Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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A round up of things we learnt during our first experience of MIPIM week, from what to wear to how to plan your diary and make the most of your new connections

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The ins and outs of tall buildings

Published on 18 November 2016. By Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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Whilst iconic design can be fabulous, RPC asks if we will see developers and architects put more thought into the needs of their occupiers and surrounding landowners, and less of a focus on headline-grabbing exterior designs.

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