All Posts in Category: Industry Issues

The office is dead – long live the office!

“The game is up for the office as we know it.” “Anyone who thinks we are going back to the way we were is bananas.” There are some dire predictions out there at the moment, from which we might believe that the country’s entire supply of office space has been rendered redundant virtually overnight. Picture […] Read more

Energy Efficiency: Landlords Beware

SCC director Tom Neville reminds landlords of their energy efficiency responsibilities. Minimum Energy Efficient Standards, or MEES, should now be a well-known piece of legislation to Landlords which prevents the letting of properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below band E, subject to some exemptions and exceptions. The MEES regulation took effect on […] Read more

The Budget – Sunday Trading laws

        The plans announced recently in Chancellor George Osborne recent Summer Budget to relax Sunday trading laws could be a positive for many retailers and their landlords – particularly for those located in major retail centres if not for those in more local retail facilities. However, in addition to theoretical upside of […] Read more