What's new?

All sections are reviewed biannually by expert authors. The major section updates are below.

Commercial empty property rates

A new page on Unit of assessment was added to the Commercial empty property rates section.

Commercial EPCs

Commercial EPCs received a significant update throughout to reflect recent Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) changes that were effective from 1 April 2023.

Easements in freehold property

Recent case summaries were added to Easements in freehold property. See in particular the pages What is an easement? and Changing the dominant tenement.

Expert evidence and advocacy rules and skills

See the page Special characteristic of expert evidence for a brief summary of Great Jackson Street Estates Ltd v Manchester City Council [2023] UKUT 189 (LC).

Lease renewal

Lease renewal was updated to reflect the Law Commission's review of part 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.


Case summaries for Gabb v Farrokhzad [2022] and Sara and Hossein Asset Holdings Limited v Blacks Outdoor Retail Limited [2023] were added to Leases. See the pages Dealings and Service charges.

Mixed-use developments

Mixed-use developments received a significant review and was updated throughout. See in particular the following pages:

Property fraud in commercial property

Property fraud in commercial property has been updated throughout with a summary of the RICS Commercial Property Market Survey for Q1 2023 and updated content on employee fraudmoney laundering and cyber-enabled fraud.

Service charges case law

Recent case law summaries were added to Service charges case law.

RICS initiatives


See iConsult to review the latest RICS consultation drafts.

This page was last updated September 2023.