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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…

Budget 2018 – What does it mean for individuals?

On 29 October 2018 the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented the Budget 2018. We have compiled the highlights and key points that individuals should note. Budget highlights for private clients The personal allowance will be raised to £12,500 from April 2019, one…

A guide to purchasing leasehold property

In the UK there are two main types of legal ownership of a property: freehold and leasehold. As a first-time buyer, it is possible that you might be looking to purchase leasehold property. If you are looking to buy a…

Tax and Private Client newsletter – Summer 2017

In this edition of our newsletter, we discuss the recent Supreme Court case of Ilott v Blue Cross, how to relocate as a single parent, the importance of notifying landlords of disrepair, whether EEA nationals should apply for residency documents…

Short-term sub-lettings: holiday fun or a risky business?

The appearance of websites such as AirBnB, Ownersdirect and OneFineStay has recently led more and more homeowners to explore generating income from their properties. Over two million properties worldwide are listed on AirBnB alone and it, like other ‘disruptive’ new businesses,…

Notes for landlords: Immigration Act 2016

The immigration Bill has had Royal Ascent and has now become law. What is the purpose of the legislation? To make it harder for individuals who have no right to be in the UK to live here. How will it do that? By tackling…