The British Government has announced an extension to the restrictions imposed last year on landlords’ options for enforcing the terms of their commercial tenants’ leases. On 16 June 2021, the Government announced in a press release that commercial tenants would benefit…
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- Government extends restrictions on enforcement against commercial tenants
- How does the debt respite scheme impact on landlords?
- Major Residential Leasehold Reforms Proposed
- Accounting for disrepair
- What makes a good dilapidations assessment?
- Reduced rates of SDLT for residential properties
- New SDLT Surcharge for Non-UK Resident Purchasers of UK Residential Property
- Budget 2021 – Key points
- Stamp Duty Land Tax: temporary reduced rates
- Covid-19 Update: HMRC provide further time for second property purchasers to reclaim the higher rates of SDLT
- Covid-19 - Commercial Property in the June quarter
- What has been the impact of COVID-19 across the commercial property sector?
- Coronavirus Act 2020: Landlords' options on commercial tenants' insolvency
- COVID-19: Guidance on residential property transactions
- Covid-19 – Force majeure and property contract implications
- Covid-19: Government provisions to protect Tenants and Landlords
- Clarity for Contracting Out
- The potential legal dangers of letting property using Airbnb
- Tenant Fees Act 2019 - what do I need to know?
- The Court of Appeal considers what happens if a building is built with defects that cannot be remedied
- New RICS Professional Statement for service charges comes into effect on 1 April 2019 and now has teeth
- Canary Wharf v European Medicines Agency: Brexit is not a frustrating event
- The Court of Appeal says: Discharge restrictive covenants first, then develop the land
- The deadline for filing and payment window of Stamp Duty Land Tax is changing on 1 March 2019
- Registering land as a Town and Village Green - recent case in the Court of Appeal
- Commercial property and VAT: What to consider
- Brexit: European Medicines Agency’s frustration
- A guide to purchasing leasehold property
- What first-time buyers need to know about conveyancing
- MEES now in force in relation to commercial property
- Shaggy dog stories - Allowing pets in leasehold properties
- Unexplained wealth orders – Effective weapon or window dressing?
- Carillion goes into liquidation - What happens now?
- Establishing a beneficial interest in property
- Landlords discriminating against tenants under the ‘right to rent’ scheme
- Short-term sub-lettings: holiday fun or a risky business?
- Digging deep: Issues with basement developments
- Notes for landlords: Immigration Act 2016
- New case law on dilapidations
- Amendments to permitted development rights
- Guidance for landlords: UK Government’s 'right to rent' scheme
- Changes to permitted development rights
- Lease assignments to guarantors have been confirmed to be void
- Tax planning with property
- Rights under a secure tenancy
- Lease Guarantee: When can you not rely on them?
- Pitfalls with GP premises leases
- Eviction of local authority tenants – a question of proportionality
- What is a house?
- A case update: break clauses and surrender of leases
- SDLT efficient sub-scale schemes under the spotlight
- Surrendering to market conditions
- Franchise agreements
- Sustainability in commercial property - Saving the planet a covenant at a time: Do green leases have a future?
- Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) and applications for assignment of leases
- Collateral Duties to third parties
- Commonhold - A new beginning
- Planning - Use Classes Changes
- Me first! A tenant’s right of first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
- Mezzanine floors – A cunning plan?
- A tale of two systems – Reforms to the law of adverse possession
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- Calculating Stamp Duty Land Tax on leases
- Land Registration reforms – what you need to know
- Landlords on the roof – An update
- Stamp Duty Land Tax
- Dematerialisation and vectorisation! The Land Registration Act 2002
- The construction industry scheme: A potential minefield for landlords
- Assignments and sub-lettings - points to watch
- Stamp Duty: More tax on land (and transitional provisions)
- Rent concessions
- Private rights of way for vehicles
- The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill
- Ten things that developers should know about environmental law
- Landlord's building works - avoiding payment of compensation for interruption of use
- Landlords on the roof
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…
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…
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…
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…
The March 2021 Budget extended the Stamp Duty Holiday which will now end on 30 June 2021 with a further transition period for the nil rate band. This briefing explains the changes made to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) during…
The Chancellor’s Budget 2021 (3 March) was somewhat less dramatic than the expected increase in capital taxes. There was however no reprieve for the proposed weighty surcharge additions to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (‘SDLT’) regime in the UK applicable…
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…
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…
The reduction in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates (commonly known as the SDLT holiday) has been widely discussed in the media. (See also our briefing). It is worth nothing that HMRC has also previously announced an extension to the…