Briefing quick find:

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…

Establishing a beneficial interest in property

Many non-married couples may decide to purchase a property together and register both their names as legal owners on the title deeds. If they are contributing different amounts to the purchase price they may also want to record their contributions and…

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,…

Digging deep: Issues with basement developments

Recent newspaper headlines recount stories of bizarre proposals by owners to enlarge their substantial London houses by digging down to create several levels under the building and under the garden, to house swimming pools, cars and wine collections! On a more…