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'Tis The Season For Festive Squatters

Kirsty Smith |

We have previously written about the problems caused to property owners by squatters targeting vacant buildings to occupy, particularly over the Christmas period. This article is a reminder of the problems caused by, and the ways of dealing with, squatters in residential and commercial properties. Commercial premises  Squatters often look for vacant units from which […]


Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations - Protecting Your Assets

Kirsty Smith |

From 1st April 2018, there has been a requirement under the MEES Regulations for any new tenancies or tenancy renewals of properties rented in the private rented sector, whether commercial or residential, to have a minimum energy performance rating of ‘E’ on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Since 1 April 2018 it has therefore been […]