Archive for November 2020

Green Homes Grant

Historically, some Government supported energy measures have been introduced prior to the public interest really being there to support them. I am sure I am not alone in confessing that I only began to seriously consider solar panels on my properties after the feed in tariff had been significantly reduced! Accordingly, I think it is […]

A Commercial Opportunity

When I first started investing in property in the late 1990s, commercial premises which were let to Banks were considered to be one of the safest and most hands off property investments available. The considered view was that the chance of the bank defaulting on their rent was minimal and the chance of the bank […]

Balancing the Books

It will come as no surprise to learn that Local Authorities have experienced a vast reduction in the monies they have collected since the start of the Covid- 19 pandemic. Reductions and exemptions on business rates, reduced parking income as a result of locked down town centres mixed with the likely increased spending on Universal […]

Electrical Safety for tenanted properties

Many people, including myself, thought it strange that an Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) was introduced to address the risk of Legionnaires disease in tenanted property before mandatory electrical checks became law. This conundrum has now been resolved as the Electrical Regulations 2020 now apply to all new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and […]