Property law

One year on: VOA has released figures for the first year of Check Challenge Appeal

Businesses 'still can’t navigate new rates system'

By Stuart Stone

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has released statistics shedding light on the impact of Check Challenge Appeal (CCA) in the first year since the new system for business rates appeals was introduced in April 2017.

Wales focus: What properties are available across Wales?

Regional focus on...Wales

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus looks at the best pubs and bars available across Wales.

The going rate: David Shuttleworth of Altus Group discusses the process of appealing pub business rates

Appealing pub business rates

By Stuart Stone

David Shuttleworth, vice-president of ratings advisory company Altus Group, explains how to go about the process of appealing against pub business rates.

Investing in outdoor equipment is a great idea, but make sure you do your homework first

Pub property: Outdoor pursuits

By Stuart Stone

Investing in your pub’s outdoor infrastructure in time to cash in on summer footfall can provide a huge boost for business. Here are the boxes that need ticking before breaking ground on a new outdoor project

Give lease a chance: The ins and outs of lease reassignments

Pub property: Lease is the word

By Stuart Stone

Leaseholds remain an ever-popular point of entry into the pub industry for inexperienced pub owners. However, sites that are only part way through their lease may need to be reassigned, so what’s the best way to do this?