Legal Updates

9 July 2020

Stamp Duty Land Tax (‘SDLT’) ‘Holiday’ Announced : But what does it mean?

The Chancellor has today announced that there will be an 8 month temporary cut in SDLT with no charge on ‘any’ residential property transactions with a value under £500,000, by lifting the SDLT threshold from £125,000 to £500,000.

David Newnham

9 June 2020

FAQs on the Building Safety Fund - act now for assistance in replacing non-ACM cladding

Frequently Asked Questions on the Building Safety Fund

Tom Beak

21 April 2020

Conveyancing in a time of COVID-19: Can I still exchange contracts on my property?

In light of the restrictions on movement imposed by the Government to combat COVID-19, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued “Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”.  This has led to concerns that the UK housing market has been put on hold.

Francesca Gibbs

28 January 2020

The end of nil-valuations for high-rises?

Last month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Building Societies Association (BSA) and UK Finance agreed a new industry-wide valuation process for buildings more than six storeys high.

Vanessa Rhodes

29 November 2019

Minimum energy efficiency standards – B (or C) prepared

That is because following its recent consultation, the government has announced that it will soon become unlawful to continue to let a non-domestic property with an EPC rating below B, a move that the government estimates could cost approximately £5bn between now and 2030.  

Daniel Browne

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