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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Ways we can make cities and town centres USEful again!

Ways we can make cities and town centres useful again

There has been some discussion within the Scottish Government about the introduction of a single Use Class for premises within cities and town centres. The hope is that it will rejuvenate and encourage people to spend more time and invest in town centres, particularly after the Coronavirus pandemic.

The 2023 business rates revaluation for commercial properties

2023 business rates blog

Business Rates And Revaluation

Business rates, also known as non-domestic rates, are taxes paid to the Scottish Government on the right to use and occupy commercial property. Business rates are based on the rateable value of a property. It is the Independent Scottish Assessors that determine this rateable value. To calculate the amount paid by ratepayers, the rateable value is taken and then multiplied by the rate’s poundage. On 1st April 2023, all rateable properties will be revalued causing significant change to business rates across Scotland.

Plans lodged for Edinburgh Green

Website Blog Plans Lodged For Edinburgh Green
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Plans have been lodged in Edinburgh for a campus-style office development with a major focus on wellbeing and sustainability. The proposed site for Edinburgh Green is set within the existing site of Drummond House and the Younger Building in Edinburgh Park. London-based property manager Shelborn Asset Management has filed plans with Edinburgh City Council after purchasing the site from NatWest Group in 2021. The proposal seeks to deliver a new approach to open space with modern amenities and a transportation and mobility hub, in close alignment with Edinburgh’s pathway to Net Zero.[1]

Plans Lodged For Shawlands Arcade Multi-Million Pound Regeneration Project

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Amy Emmerson

Planning applications have been lodged with Glasgow City Council in conjunction with the £150 million redevelopment of Shawlands Arcade on Kilmarnock Road in southside. Planning has been submitted by the Arcade’s owners Clydebuilt, a property investment and development fund co-owned by Strathclyde Pension Fund and Ediston Real Estate.