Real Estate Law Blog

21 June 2021

Buying property with crypto – are we transforming real estate?

The price of Bitcoin and other crypto assets is notoriously unstable. Whether caused by a cryptic crypto related tweet from a billionaire inventor, or a crypto crackdown being announced by regulators of the world’s second largest economy, the rise and fall of crypto assets continues to prove that crypto can be risky business.

Daniel Browne

11 February 2021

Cladding Crisis – a “big, bold, globally unprecedented” answer or a partial solution?

Most of us have spent the last few months largely confined to our homes, as we do our bit to follow the “stay home” guidance and fight the pandemic. Whilst every household is different, most will attest to the stresses and strains that have evolved from not leaving the house, home-schooling, working from home, working from home whilst home-schooling or being furloughed and unable to go to work. 

Tom Beak

9 February 2021

The Stamp Duty Holiday was a welcome boost for the Property market, but what will follow?

As you will be aware from our earlier blog, the government introduced a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday which began on 8th July 2020 and ends on 31st March 2021.

Matthew Copeland

5 November 2020

Covid Regulations and the Property Market

The Government has published the most recent Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”), taking us into a second lockdown, which will likely remind buyers and sellers of the months in which they could not view houses and building sites, and added complications to exchanging contracts, or completing  transactions. 

Bethan Owen

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.

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