Monthly Archives: November 2023

Frank Smith & Co Solicitors – The Autumn Statement 2023

This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced the November budget. From a property perspective, one of the promises made by the Chancellor is to reform the planning system. He argued that it takes too long to approve infrastructure projects and business planning applications. As such, from next year councils will be able to…
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The MEES Trap

Expiry dates of MEES exemptions in commercial property Landlords beware!  You will no doubt remember that from 1st April 2018 the MEES Regulations came into force, making it unlawful for landlords to grant any new lease or renewal of a property that is deemed “sub-standard” under the MEES Regulations (i.e. where the EPC rating falls…
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