• Leaseholders' Right to Manage

    • Posted January 1, 2019

    Since 2003 qualifying leaseholders have had the right to take over the management of their block of flats from their landlord, under provisions made under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform...

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  • Most people buy and sell the property they live in without any thoughts about tax (other than, perhaps, Stamp Duty Land Tax). However, there are some circumstances in which selling...

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  • Bank of Mum and Dad Lending Issues

    • Posted December 31, 2018

    Tthe ‘bank of Mum and Dad’ is  unsurprisingly one of the leading sources of finance for house purchase – it was estimated that 317,000 mortgages were undertaken with parental assistance...

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  • SDLT on Mixed Use Property

    • Posted December 31, 2018

    With Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) charged differently on residential and non-residential property, the disposal of a mixed-use property can lead to tax consequences that may affect the value you...

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  • Buying Abroad – Considerations

    • Posted March 13, 2018

    More than 400,000 UK citizens own properties abroad. If you are thinking of joining them, here ar some of the main issues: as well as it being essential to take...

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  • This fact sheet provides guidance for those involved in the development of residential properties whether new builds or conversions of existing properties. On 1 September 2008, the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

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  • When mortgage arrears are serious and/or there is a breach of the mortgage covenants, the lender will usually seek an order for repossession of the property. Once it has possession,...

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  • Selling Your Property at Auction

    • Posted August 14, 2017

    In recent years, increased mobility and growing rates of home ownership have meant that ever-larger numbers of people nowadays inherit properties from relatives who lived many miles away. Similarly, many...

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  • Planning Law Basics

    • Posted August 14, 2017

    Whether you are planning to refurbish and sell a house or to construct a whole new apartment block, almost all your plans will be governed by planning laws and any...

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  • What is a Tenant's Improvement?

    • Posted March 5, 2017

    The law allows any tenant (with some exceptions) who has lived in a property for more than three years under a lease of more than 20 years to apply to...

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