Second Stage of Business Rates Consultation Looms

The second phase of consultation responses for reform of the Business Rates system in England and Wales are due for submission by 31 October 2020. This follows the earlier consultation responses lodged on 18 September.

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Why All Mineral and Waste Valuations Are Not Equal

In the specialist property sectors in which we work (minerals, waste, energy, heavy industrial), we are often presented with the general client request that ‘we need a valuation’.  Any competent valuer and Chartered Mineral Surveyor will always follow up that initial request with a check as to ‘what do you need the valuation for and how are you wanting to use it?’ And that is because not all valuations are the same in form or function.

Mineral valuation
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Appointment to RICS President’s Panel of Arbitrators

A new senior level professional appointment for Andrew Crawford, a Chartered Surveyor and Partner in the Matthews & Son LLP team.

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Business Rates Reform

As you may be aware, HMG announced in the 2020 budget that it would conduct a fundamental review of business rates in England.  Matthews & Son are advising on the consultation through various channels.

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Planning For The Future

Opencast quarry site minerals

Matthews & Son are currently considering the Governments consultation on reforms to the planning system.

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The Importance of Using a Chartered Mineral Surveyor

In the field of property advice, it is generally understood what a Chartered Surveyor is. But is a Chartered Mineral Surveyor the same thing? Here we provide some explanation!

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The Importance of Long Term Relations in Minerals and Waste Leases

Matthews & Son LLP have many years experience in long term minerals and waste leases and are well versed with avoiding the pitfalls. But what are they?

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The Importance of Long Term Relations in Minerals and Waste Leases

Matthews & Son LLP have many years experience in long term minerals and waste leases and are well versed with avoiding the pitfalls. But what are they?

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The Importance of Knowing What Lies Beneath!

For many of us, the materials that lie beneath our land are things that we most likely take for granted. They simply represent the ‘earth’ or the ‘ground’ and need no further thought in most cases. But there are also times when it can be extremely helpful to know exactly what lies beneath the surface of your property. Matthews & Son LLP has many years experience of assisting landowners and developers in this area, for a variety of reasons.

UK Geological map
 

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Matthews & Son LLP Minerals and Waste Team Strengthen Expert Witness Service

 

Matthews & Son LLP are pleased to announce that Simon Chaffe and Paul Malam have been added to the RICS Register of Expert Witnesses.

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