Entries by John Webber

Repairs may mean a rating windfall

So far, the Rating Revaluation has been mostly bad news for commercial property occupiers but a recent Supreme Court decision has provided some light relief (if you’ll pardon the pun). One of our clients was carrying out repairs to an office building at the time of the Valuation Date. In 2015, works to refurbish the […]

We’re all going on a summer (rates) holiday

Londoners own more UK second homes than any other metropolitan population in the country. In the age of Airbnb, a great deal of these owners rent out their second homes when they are not using them. The very good news for them is that the Government’s Business Rates System is giving them collectively a windfall […]