New lease calculator for SDLT
Following the changes made in the budget last year, HMRC has now published the new lease calculator for stamp duty land tax.
Government responds to CMA report into leasehold property management
Housing minister Brandon Lewis has responded to the market study into residential property management services carried out by the Competition and Markets Authority. The Law Society is working with a range of stakeholders to take the steps recommended.
Law Society members contribute to review of RTGS outage
The Bank of England has published the results of an independent review by Deloitte of the disruption to the real time gross settlement (RTGS) system on 20 October 2014. The review refers to the contribution made by Law Society members who responded to our online survey about the disruption to CHAPS payments - one of the key findings was that the outage caused delays to housing transactions.