Webinar: Stamp duty land tax for commercial property (OnDemand)


This webinar provides essential guidance if you advise and assist clients on the purchase of commercial property in the UK and you want a better understanding of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rules.


HMRC to run webinar on Budget changes to SDLT


The webinar will run from 14:00-15:00 on 12 December, and will cover the reduction in the time limit for filing a SDLT return and paying the tax due, the extension of the time limit for claiming a refund of the higher rates when a previous main residence is sold, and ...

All Property Taxation

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The best intentions


The recent case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel, which hinged on whether the landlord had the intention of redeveloping a property, has significant implications for commercial landlords and tenants. Kate Andrews explains

Richard Bagwell

Mending fences


Newspapers are always full of stories of escalating disputes between neighbours. But nuisance doesn’t need to be about noise – as shown by a recent case on Japanese knotweed. Richard Bagwell provides a short guide to remedies for nuisance

All Property Litigation

Mike Harlow

Lay of the land


Mike Harlow talks about HM Land Registry’s change programme

Katie Gordon-Smith

All present and correct


Katie Gordon-Smith outlines the steps Land Registry is taking to improve requisition rates, and the role of solicitors in achieving this goal

All Land Registration

Paresh Raja

Lending weight


How is Brexit affecting mortgage lenders, and clients and investors buying with mortgage finance? Paresh Raja provides a personal perspective

Peter Rodd

Lending a hand


In April, Peter Rodd chaired a roundtable event with six of the major lenders, between them representing over 50% of the current mortgage market. How can solicitors and lenders work better together to make the process quicker and simpler?

All Mortgages, Lenders and Government Schemes

Oliver Pannell

After the fire


Following the Grenfell fire, freeholders and leaseholders are facing significant difficulties in ensuring their homes are safe and that defective cladding is replaced. Oliver Pannell provides an update on the government’s response and recent case law

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Webinar: Cost of replacement cladding and fire watch (OnDemand)


This webinar analyses the recent decision in FirstPort v Citiscape Leaseholders from the perspective of a landlord / manager and leaseholders.

All Social Housing


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

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Do you think there should be a specific CON29DW for new-build properties?


The Drainage and Water Searches Network (DWSN) is currently undertaking an informal consultation to seek conveyancers’ views on the development of a specific CON29DW for new-build properties

All Construction and Development

Listed property

Hit list


Listed buildings and conservation areas can trip up even the most astute conveyancer, slowing down the process, damaging client relationships, and risking breaches of consumer protection regulations. Richard Copus explains what you need to know

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Non-resident landlords: don't overlook capital allowances


As non-UK resident landlords are set to be taxed on UK property gains from April 2019, there has never been a more important time for solicitors to highlight to their property investor clients the significance of ensuring capital allowances are not overlooked within commercial property transactions. Shaun Marsden explains

All Specialist Property Law


VAT on disbursements - update


Firms that have received letters from HMRC regarding the VAT treatment of electronic searches are encouraged to contact us.

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Law Society provides update on VAT on disbursements


The Law Society has set up a working group to assist in providing updated guidance to the profession in respect of the VAT treatment of disbursements

All Searches

Property Section renewals

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