Real estate

Let your office tenant sublet space without your consent?!

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Our very own Neil Stafford discusses how to make a "traditional" lease a more attractive choice for occupiers in the new normal of serviced offices and co-working spaces in a blog for The Property Chronicle. More …

Blake Morgan property specialist, Oliver Sowton, comperes Regenerate South Showcase

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Blake Morgan partner, Oliver Sowton, joined the guest speaker line up at today's Regenerate South Conference. More …

SDLT charge looks set to stay for second homes

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How will the Housing White Paper affect SDLT charges? John Shallcross explains! More …

No relief for developers, the 3% SDLT surcharge

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As promised by the Chancellor, the stamp duty land tax 3% surcharge on "additional" residential properties acquired will come into force on April 1 2016, but disappointingly residential developers have not been given a relief from this extra cost More …

From slab to slice – commercial property SDLT changes

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Following today's Budget, and from midnight tonight, purchasers of non-residential property will be subject to a revised structure of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). More …

Non Profit Distributing Model

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The widespread adoption of a new funding model for major infrastructure projects across the UK may have moved a step closer thanks to a key decision that has come to light. The Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) Model is an alternative to the much-maligned Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in which surplus profits are reinvested in the public sector rather than going to the private sector as unpopular 'windfall' payments. More …

Non-profit distributing - has Scotland found a model that works for infrastructure projects across the whole of the UK?

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However, the NPD model had to be placed on hold in both Wales and Scotland (where it was originally developed) due to the decision by the Office of National Statistics that an NPD scheme (the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) had to be given a public “on balance sheet” classification. More …

Housebuilders and developers will welcome sustainable drainage ruling

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Housebuilders and other developers will be pleased to know that there are limits to what can be required of them in drainage terms when planning their developments. More …

Court holds Council liable for inaccurate reply to local search question

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Still, after all this time, it is not always the case that a council will be held liable for inaccurate information that local authorities give out in reply to an official search and enquiry of their records. More …