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Major Residential Leasehold Reforms Proposed

The Law Commission has recently announced plans to reform the English leasehold property system. The stated intention behind the Law Commission’s proposals is to make the system easier to use and more comprehensive for the parties involved. The Leasehold Reform (Ground…

How does the debt respite scheme impact on landlords?

The lockdowns of 2020 brought with them a number of legislative and procedural changes, particularly in connection with recovering debt and the possession of property, both commercial and residential.  The government had said that further restrictions would be lifted in…

Accounting for disrepair

This article is part two of a trilogy on dilapidations by Simon Hartley (Partner, Head of Property Litigation at RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP), co-authored by Andy Crook (Partner at Mercer & Hole). This article first featured in Estates Gazette on 20 February…

What makes a good dilapidations assessment?

This article is part one of a trilogy on dilapidations by Simon Hartley, (Partner, Head of Property Litigation at RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP), David Blackmore (Director at Blackmore Consultancy) and Edward Shaw (Director at Savills). The article first featured in Estates Gazette…

Budget 2021 – Key points

Following yesterday’s announcement from the Chancellor, click here for a full summary of the Budget and here for our Tax Tables summarising tax changes. To the casual observer, the first Budget of 2021 appeared to have been fully revealed before the…

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…