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New guidance on VAT on disbursements


The Law Society has issued new guidance to help firms decide whether items such as property search fees may be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes.

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HMRC gives guidance on applying SDLT to dwellings


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published new guidance on the meaning of “dwelling” in its Stamp Duty Land Tax Manual (SDLTM).

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The SRA’s new Standards and Regulations – are you prepared?


The SRA Handbook is being replaced by the Standards and Regulations from 25 November 2019, changing the way the profession is governed.


Building in safety


Simon Lewis looks at developments on building safety following the Hackitt review and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s consultation paper, Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system


Law Commission confirms electronic signatures are legally valid


Documents signed electronically have legal force, the Law Commission has said in an attempt to clear up lingering doubts.

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Changes to your website, magazine and e-newsletters


This summer, we are making changes to the Property Section magazine, website and e-newsletters

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