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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give the listener an overview of non-domestic rates and explores why business rates are currently a topic of interest in commercial property transactions. It examines how business rates are calculated and looks at particular points to note for occupiers. Properties attracting 100% relief are also explored. Finally, the podcast looks at the court decision in North Somerset v Honda Motor Europe [2010], which clarified the limits on recovering non-domestic rates and considers its impact on this area of law.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the definition for non-domestic rates;
  • Appreciate why business rates have recently attracted interest in commercial property transactions;
  • Know how business rates are calculated;
  • Understand the areas occupiers should be focusing on;
  • Be aware of the order of priority business rates have with regard to an administration;
  • Recognise when a property qualifies for 100% business rates relief;
  • Understand the limits on recovering non-domestic rates;
  • Appreciate the impact recent case law has had on practice.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • General Rate Act 1967;
  • Local Government Finance act 1988;
  • Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Local Lists) Regulations 1989 (SI 1989/1058);
  • Poor Relief Act 1601;
  • Encon Insulation Limited v Nottingham City Council [1999] RA 392;
  • Exeter City Council v Bairstow & Ors [2007] EWHC 400 (Ch);
  • JJB Sports v Telford and Wrekin Borough Council [2008] EWHC 2870 (Admin);
  • North Somerset District Council v Honda Motor Europe Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 1505 (QB);
  • R (Waltham Forest LBC) v Waltham Forest Magistrates Court and Yem Yom Ventures Limited [2008] EWHC (Admin) 3579;
  • Regentford Limited v Thanet District Council [2004] EWHC 246 (Admin).
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In this podcast, real estate partner Martin Dawbney and commercial property specialist Graeme Robertson discuss business rates and the recent case of North Somerset v Honda Motor [2010] and its impact on this area of law.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-02-27

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