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18 July - Nicola Diggle

When the Court will sort out a mistake in corporate acquisition legal documentation: Recent Court of Appeal Judgment in Persimmon Homes Limited v Hillier & Creed [2019] EWCA Civ 800.... Read More

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17 July - John Shallcross

This article considers the SDLT issues on the purchase of a property with a granny flat or other subsidiary dwelling including multiple dwellings relief and the 3% surcharge rules. The... Read More

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17 July - John Shallcross

In a recently decided First Tier Tribunal case, P N Bewley Ltd escaped the higher rates of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on the purchase of a dilapidated bungalow which... Read More

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16 July - John Shallcross

Updated 28 May 2019 by John Shallcross, originally posted 18 April 2018. Starting from the day of the Budget on 22 November 2017 relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)... Read More

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16 July - John Shallcross

Updated 20 June 2019 by John Shallcross, originally published 18 May 2018. The Autumn Budget of 22 November 2017 was an exciting Budget for those of us who live and... Read More

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15 July - John Shallcross

First posted by John Shallcross on 21 November 2017, updated on 27 November 2018. The 25th November 2017 marked the second anniversary of the 2015 Autumn Statement in which the... Read More

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15 July - John Shallcross

Originally posted by John Shallcross on 29 March 2017 and updated on 27 November 2018. On 24 March 2017, just ahead of the first anniversary of the SDLT 3% surcharge... Read More

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15 July - Henry Watkinson

In June 2019 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released a response to year-long enquiries into practices in the leasehold sector. In a 71 page report the Government... Read More

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15 July - Louise Uphill

Louise Uphill, Senior Associate at Blake Morgan and Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners member, provides guidance on how leaseholders can get to grips with their leases and highlights key clauses... Read More

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12 July - Jennifer Williamson

More than one year after the Supreme Court decided law preventing opposite sex civil partnerships is incompatible with Human Rights, the Government has announced this should be possible by the... Read More

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11 July - Rory O'Driscoll

Unlike a fixed charge, which attaches to specific assets (such as a business premises) and prevents the chargor from dealing or disposing of those assets without the chargee's consent, a... Read More

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11 July - Angelina Mihaylova

The High Court held that the bank was not under a duty to act reasonably (a Braganza duty) when exercising its absolute discretion to demand repayment of a loan. This... Read More