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    Residential Landlords: Does your tenant have the “right to rent”?

    27.10.2015 |Residential property

    As from 1 February 2016 all private landlords in England will have to check that any new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property (“the right to rent”).

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    Property Alert: Landlords and “Heat Suppliers” Caught by the Amended “Heat Network Regulations”

    10.06.2015 |Commercial property, Residential property

    Landlords of multi-let buildings who supply heat, hot water or cooling through a communal system may be bound by the obligations imposed by the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 as amended by Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Amendment Regulations 2015.

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    Cohabitees and Claims Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975

    19.08.2014 |Wills & succession planning, Personal wealth, Residential property

    Section 1 of the Inheritance Act allows certain people to make an application to the court on the basis that a disposition of the deceased’s estate (under their will and/or the laws relating to intestacy) does not make a reasonable financial provision for them.

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    Buying the Freehold of your Apartment Block

    02.12.2013 |Real estate, Residential property

    Tenants of long lease flats in apartment blocks have the right to get together and buy the freehold from the current owner. This process is known as collective enfranchisement. However, the cost of doing so may just have risen, following a recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Cravecrest Ltd v Duke of Grosvenor and Vowden Investments Ltd.

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    A Prop in Time…

    04.07.2011 |Residential property, Commercial property

    There is a new activity to be added to the list of potentially irritating things property owners can do to upset their neighbours and that is to excavate a basement (or two). This article explores in general terms one of the key issues that arises when such works are planned, namely, the application of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 (the Act) and the rights and obligations of the person carrying out the works (the building owner) and their neighbours (the adjoining owner).

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    Stamp Duty Land Tax Increases to 5% on Residential Properties over £1m

    07.03.2011 |Residential property, Commercial property

    Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) on the purchase of residential properties where the price is £1m or more will be charged at the new rate of 5% (previously 4%) with effect from 6 April 2011. This means on a purchase of a property for £1,000,000 the SDLT payable will be £50,000 on or after 6 April 2011 whereas now it would be £40,000.

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