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Can Our Leasehold System Be Repaired?

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

With 54% of flats sold on a leasehold basis* - where buyers only have the right to occupy the property for a fixed period of time, and do not own the building outright ...

Leasehold System

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Need to Release Cash from Your Home Quick? Be Careful

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Schemes to release cash from your home quickly can sound appealing, but things can go wrong…

Need to Release Cash from Your Home Quick? Be Careful

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Is Your Property at Risk From Flooding?

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

With around one in six homes in the UK at risk of flooding, the chances of buying a flood-prone property might be higher than you think.

Is Your Property at Risk From Flooding?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

'No Reason' Evictions to Be Banned

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The government has announced that private landlords will no longer be able to evict Assured Shorthold tenants without good reason.

'No Reason' Evictions to Be Banned

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Real Estate

No-Fault Evictions to Be Banned

Monday, 29 April 2019

Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason, the government has announced.

No-Fault Evictions to Be Banned

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Real Estate

Buying New Property - Can You Rely on the Building Inspector?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

If you're purchasing a new build property, you will want reassurance that it has been built to a good standard.

Buying New Property - Can You Rely on the Building Inspector?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Landlords - How Does the Tenant Fees Act 2019 Affect You?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019 and applies to assured shorthold tenancies, student lettings and licences to occupy housing in England.

Landlords - How Will the Tenant Fees Act 2019 Affect You?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Spring Statement 2019: What You Need to Know

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his Spring Statement to Parliament last week. This has set out the government's plans for the economy, including its agenda for property and construction.

Spring Statement 2019: What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Landlords - Are Your Inspections Good Enough?

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

As a landlord, you have a number of obligations towards your tenants. Some of them are included in your tenancy agreement as "landlord covenants", others are specified by law.

Landlords - Are Your Inspections Good Enough?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Real Estate

Should You Be Paying the 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge?

Thursday, 21 February 2019

In 2015, George Osborne introduced an additional charge of 3% on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for the purchase of second residential properties.

Should You Be Paying the 3% Stamp Duty Surcharge?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Business Owners - Have You Ever Considered Selling Your Freehold?

Thursday, 07 February 2019

You may have heard the news that a well-known retailer has sold and leased back their Watford headquarters. But what exactly is a "sale and leaseback"?

Business Owners - Have You Ever Considered Selling Your Freehold?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Permitted Development Rights - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Planning permission is required when undertaking any development on land. The process of obtaining planning permission from the local planning authority (LPA) can be long and costly for applicants.

Permitted Development Rights - What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

When Is a Building Not a Building, or a Flat Not a Flat?

Monday, 31 December 2018

The answer is not always straightforward when you apply the law to it.

When Is a Building Not a Building, or a Flat Not a Flat?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Could Your Land Become a Village Green?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Most people would expect a village green to be a haven of peace in the countryside, with a cricket pitch on it and being overlooked by the village pub. However other land can also be legally classified as a "village green".

Could Your Land Become a Village Green?

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Frustrated by Brexit? Legal Battle Over Future of Leases After Brexit

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Canary Wharf Group (CWG) are currently locked in a legal battle over the lease of EMA's London office.

Frustrated by Brexit? Legal Battle Over Future of Leases After Brexit