Tag Archives: redevelopment

Supreme Court Likes Reality in Business Rates

The disputed rates in Newbigin (Valuation Officer) (Respondent) v S J & J Monk (a firm) (Appellant) relate to building works in 2012 and the question was whether the rating list could give the building a £1 nominal value or whether it had to assume a market value based in an assumption of repair. The … Continue Reading

(US) With new laws, it just got easier to demolish blighted properties in Pennsylvania

Blighted residential and commercial properties are a major impediment to rehabilitation and redevelopment efforts in cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania. However, late in the 2016 legislative term, the Pennsylvania House and Senate enacted new laws that will change the rehabilitation and redevelopment landscape. On November 4th, 2016 Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill … Continue Reading

(UK) Business Rates and Compensation for Tenants

Following our recent update on business rates, we are warning developers to look at their budgets for statutory compensation that may be due at the end of a 1954 Act protected tenancy because of the VOA’s reassessment of rateable values, which comes into force next April 2017.  The timing of the notices served to end the … Continue Reading

(US) Pop-Up Retail: a temporary fix becomes a mainstream development tool

“Pop-Up” retail, the use of short-term sales space to house retailers in connection with a trendy seasonal or up-and-coming product has increased in popularity over the last several years. Target, Nike, Google and Microsoft are recent examples of retailers who have successfully opened pop-up shops. Recently, the concept of the pop-up shop has expanded beyond … Continue Reading

(US) Creative Financing: A Developer financing method returns-IRS provides clarity on the use of Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credits

Part of a series on creative Real Estate financing. Using Crowdfunding to finance real estate projects Using New Market Tax Credits to finance projects Let the Purchaser do the Financing The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently issued important new guidelines regarding the Historic Rehabilitation Credit (“HRC”) reopening a recently moribund financing method. The new guidelines provide … Continue Reading
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