07 10 2014
The Court has recently delivered an important judgment on the principles of private nuisance. The case related to a noise nuisance caused by the Respondents’ motocross and speedway stadium. The Court unanimously agreed with the Appellants (who lived near to the stadium) that the Respondents’ use of their property was a nuisance.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has introduced a new empty property rate relief scheme for newly built commercial property. Relief will be available for new properties completed after 1 October 2013 and before 30 September 2016 and that are unoccupied for the first 18 months after completion of their construction.
04 08 2010
Since the abolishment of empty property business rates relief last year, most landlords benefit from only three months grace for non-industrial premises and six months for industrial premises before having to pay the full amount of business rates.