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Upper Tribunal Ruling on Business Rates and Premises Valuations

In January 2015, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) made a ruling (accessible here) that has implications for how business rates are calculated for practices occupying purpose built GP premises. The ruling has implications for practices in England and Wales. The tribunal examined the way in...

Assignment of Leases (Lockharts guidance)

Assignment of Leases The partners in a GP practice with leasehold premises who are the partners holding the lease, i.e. named on the lease and, in the case of registered land, the registered proprietors shown on the title register at Land Registry, must, subject as below, seek Landlord's (the...

Display Energy Certificates (DEC) change in requirements

As many of you are already aware, a DEC is required for any building that exceeds 500m2 which is frequently visited by the public. Please note that this changed from the 9th July 2015. A DEC will be required where the total useful floor area of the building exceeds 250m2 which 'is occupied in...

GP Networks a Step by Step Guide

An increasing number of GP practices are considering entering into some kind of collaborative arrangement with other practices. GP networks go by many names: federations, networks, collaborations, joint ventures, alliances. These terms are often used interchangeably to describe multiple...

LEASE UPDATE ISSUED BY GPC IN CONJUNCTION WITH BMA LAW & NHS PROPERTY SERVICES

GPC is aware that some practices are being sent correspondence from their respective landlords which either contain 'Heads of Terms' (in the case of NHS Property Services - 'NHSPS') or otherwise purport to identify 'A Summary of Current Occupation' to be signed off by the practice. Having asked...

Legionnaires Disease

Legionnaire's Disease is a potentially deadly disease caused by the legionella organism. The organisms can live in water systems used for air conditioning, showers, and cooling systems. Like with all the other risk assessments practices make on a regular basis, it should be a consideration but...

Rent Reimbursements for GP Premises

GP contractors are eligible for rental reimbursements. The type of reimbursement applicable depends on who owns the building. For instance: Where the GP owns the building, this is known as 'notional rent' Where the GP are paying off a mortgage, this is known as 'borrowing cost reimbursements'...

Service charges for GP premises

Landlords will often seek to recover their costs associated with a let property from tenants by way of service charge payments. As a tenant, it is important to be aware what costs can and cannot be recovered by the landlord through service charge demands. Full Guidance

Template lease for GP premises

Things you need to know and actions you need to take The template lease download here The template lease has been developed to cover a situation where a GP practice is taking lease of a specific part of a larger building, such as a floor or unit. Where you are taking lease of a whole building,...