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Rating Talking Heads: February

"Vacant" Property and S65 (5) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988

This event runs as an informal discussion with a small panel of leading and informed practitioners extracting the nuances from this months topic. They will discuss practical issues that arise, with participants in the meeting being encouraged to listen, join in, ask questions and share comments.

1 CPD
hours
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CPO Talking Heads: February

Certificates of Alternative Appropriate Development: Is the System Fit for Purpose or Ripe for Reform?

This event runs as an informal discussion with a small panel of leading and informed practitioners extracting the nuances from the monthly topic. They discuss practical issues that arise, with participants in the meeting being encouraged to listen, join in, ask questions and share comments.

1 CPD
hours
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Rewriting Lease Terms – What Can be Achieved at Renewal

Tenants are increasingly looking to rewrite leases, to reflect the impact of COVID, or simply to give flexibility to react to an every-changing world. One opportunity to do this is lease renewal, and a number of recent county court decisions have given valuable guidance on whether flexible terms are available in this way, whether it is a change to rent arrangements, a shorter term or insertion of a break option, a pandemic rent suspension clause, or another of the range of terms which tenants are now asking for. This session will outline the approach which the courts are taking on these issues and others, which in turn sets the parameters for negotiation.

1 CPD
hours
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Rating: Law and Practice 2022

Applying Case Law to Practice

Best rating practice cannot be achieved without understanding case law. This event is far more than a case law review. Leading lawyers and rating advisors, along with senior VOA contributors will review key cases in the context of current practice. Guided by our Chair, Upper Tribunal Judge Elizabeth Cooke, they will review important and topical cases and explore the nuances of what is best and effective practice in the light of these decisions.

4 CPD
hours
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New On Demand Presentations

Dilapidations are Coming Back - Be Prepared

This webinar considers the issues of dilapidations in the present economic climate. The lifting of restrictions on landlords’ remedies during the pandemic is on the horizon, and available methods of enforcement will be dusted off. Landlords will want to be sure they are not missing any tricks in maximising end-of-term settlements, while tenants will want to be well prepared for potential claims at lease expiry.  

Module Duration: 2 hours 58 minutes

Recorded: 19/01/22

Price £75

3 CPD
hours
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Rating Way Forward: Business Rates’ Fundamental Review

The conclusions of the Fundamental Review of Business Rates (in England) - a review that began nearly two years ago - were published on Budget Day in October. The Final Report reaffirmed the importance of business rates and its continued central role in the tax system. The tax is therefore retained, but will be reformed. The reforms include: 3-year revaluations, which will involve new obligations and responsibilities for ratepayers and their professional advisers and further changes to the appeal system, the introduction of new reliefs - improvement relief and support for investment in green plant and machinery. If you provide rating advice, then you must watch this module. 

Module Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes

Recorded: 17/01/22

Price £175

3½ CPD
hours
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Service Charge Practice in 2022

During the pandemic, landlord and estate services were significantly suspended which could have impacted on tenants, and with significant number of tenants not paying their lease obligations, are these, and other issues going to unleash significant discourse as the landlord remedy moratorium ends?  

Module Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes

Recorded: 12/01/22

Price £75

3 CPD
hours
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