Government Set To Announce A Six Month Stamp Duty Holiday For Homebuyers

It has been widely reported today that the Government will announce that the Stamp Duty Land Tax threshold will be temporarily raised from £125,000 to between £300,000 and £500,000 for...


Plans For Derby’s First Build-To-Rent Scheme Approved

Permission was granted last week for the construction of Derby’s first Build-To-Rent (BTR) scheme by Derby City Council’s planning committee. In the approved plan, which was submitted by Godwin Developments,...


Valid Section 21 Notices & Gas Safety Certificates

Good news for landlords in the measured and realistic judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal on 18th June 2020 in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Patricia...


Continuing Obligation To Disclose Adverse Documents

Castle Water Ltd v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2020] EWHC 1374 (TCC) On 1st January 2019, a pilot scheme for disclosure was introduced in the Business and Property Courts. This...


Practical Steps For Getting Your Retention Money Back

As the country continues to combat the coronavirus, the UK Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on construction buyers to release the £4.5 billion currently being withheld from contractors...


Government Confirms That The Suspension Of Housing Possession Proceedings Has Been Extended By A Further Two Months

It was confirmed on Friday that the current suspension of housing eviction proceedings, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, will be extended by two months (until 23rd August) to...


Coronavirus – As House Moving Restrictions Are Lifted – What Do Renters Need To Know?

In May, the UK saw the lifting of some coronavirus lockdown restrictions, including in the housing market with estate agents reopening and renters being able to view properties in person...


Life After COVID-19 – How To Manage Rent Arrears After Lockdown

As people are beginning to picture a post-lockdown Britain, many landlords and tenants will now begin to take stock on the past 12 weeks. Landlords will want to reclaim any...


How Can Landlords Manage Cash Flow During COVID-19?

Commercial landlords across the UK are increasingly concerned about the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on their tenants and property portfolio. Our expert Commercial Property team has been...


Is Adjudication The Route To Cash In The Current Crisis?

These are unprecedented times with restrictions of movement and restrictions on how business can be conducted. Companies trading under construction contracts have, however, an advantage over those companies that trade...


Post-Lockdown Perspective – Green Leases – The Eco-Friendly Lease

Many companies and individuals have used the coronavirus lockdown period to reflect and take stock of what is important to them and, for many, lockdown has triggered a shift towards...


COVID-19 – Government Issues Updated Advice On Home Moving – What Does It Mean For Developers?

The updated guidance issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) means that, from 13th May 2020, anyone in England can move home, provided they follow the...


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