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Government publishes final National Planning Policy Framework

28th August 2018

Further to the consultation in March 2018, the Government has published the final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This is now used in deciding all planning applications.

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Occupiers’ guide to dilapidations - preparation is key

19th July 2018

It’s easy to put off thinking about issues that may arise from breaches of lease covenants relating to the condition of your property, but it’s important for businesses to ensure they’re one step ahead from the outset.

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Building surveying expert joins Vail Williams as Partner

15th June 2018

We're delighted to announce our building consultancy team in Reading has expanded its expertise with the appointment of new Partner, Matthew Beech.

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Vail Williams hails approval of Heathrow expansion

12th June 2018

Experts from our Heathrow office have hailed the announcement of the approval of the third runway at Heathrow, which has been dubbed an ‘historic moment’ by Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling.

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Mitigating against the burden of business rates

1st June 2018

As business rates continue to be a source of concern for businesses across the country, Vail Williams’ senior surveyor, Adam Barnfield, gives his opinion on the current system and how the team of business rates experts at Vail Williams is helping clients navigate the complex process.

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The co-working conundrum

29th May 2018

At a recent seminar the hosts posed the question whether the ‘office was dead?’ with the conclusion, in part that, ‘it wasn’t dead but just smells a bit funny’.

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April tax changes to impact residential property-owning businesses

26th March 2018

Businesses that own high-value residential properties (£500,000 and over) could be hit with tax increases when changes to the way the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is calculated take effect.

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Business rates revaluation to be brought forward

16th March 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed in his Spring Budget that the government intends to move towards shorter revaluation periods.

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