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Stamp Duty Land Tax: temporary reduced rates

Reduced rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will apply for residential properties completing between 8 July 2020 until 31 March 2021. The following rates apply for: First time buyers Purchasers who are not first time buyers but this being the only property…

Covid-19 – Commercial Property in the June quarter

In his numerous press briefings and speeches in Parliament, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has become synonymous with describing our current times as “unprecedented”. With reference to commercial property, this word could not be more apt. From 23 March all non-essential…

Clarity for Contracting Out

The Case of The Fragrance Shop Stores v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) General Partner Limited [2019] EWHC 1363 (Ch) offers some welcome clarity in the area of contracting out under sections 24-28 and 38A of the Landlord and…