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Stamp Duty Land Tax: How much do you have to pay now?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (‘SDLT’) is a self-assessment tax paid on property purchases and is payable by everyone purchasing a residential or non-residential property in England and Northern Ireland, including overseas buyers, corporate bodies and...

Opportunities for Landlords and Tenants in a time of crisis?

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Very few people need to be reminded that the UK and the world are facing a challenge not seen in over 100 years with the threat of Covid-19. Governments are understandably treating this with a considerable degree of seriousness and are encouraging...

Car parking-a legal right?

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Car parking is a contentious issue at the best of times. We have all witnessed tempers fray as one motorist swiftly pulls in to a space that another motorist had been patiently waiting to come free in a public car park. The other timeless classic-residents...

Security of Tenure - A Brief Guide to Sections 24 to 28

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One of the most common, but important, references to statutory legislation within commercial Leases is in respect of the exclusion of Sections 24 to 28 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. It is extremely common to see reference to the exclusion of...

A growing issue knot without its problems

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Japanese Knotweed has become one of the most talked about and prevalent issues in property transactions over recent years. The mere mention of the dreaded plant is enough to put buyers, sellers, lenders and conveyancers on edge. Not without just cause...

Way to combat property fraud?

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There have been a number of cases recently that have hit the headlines for the fact that people have fraudulently claimed to be the owner of property and sold said property to an unsuspecting buyer. This results with the...