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First-time buyers getting on the property ladder with the help of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ might be unfairly discriminated against due to a loophole in the Government’s stamp duty relief.
Welcome to Blake Morgan's latest edition of Residential Property Spotlight, bringing you a round-up of the topics most relevant to you and your clients.
Top Blake Morgan Real Estate lawyers are attending the prestigious RESI Convention on 12-14 September at Celtic Manor, Newport.
Our experts take a look at issues arising where parents buy a property whilst a child of the family is at university. SDLT, income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax are considered for various ownership structures, including trust arrangements.
Our SDLT expert looks at a scenario involving the bank of Mum and Dad and concessionary purchases. This is something that will be very useful for first-time buyers.
In December 2018 the Law Commission published a Consultation Paper on commonhold reform: "Reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership." We examine in more detail in our latest blog.
As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".
In an article for Lexis PSL Elaine Allen, legal director at Blake Morgan, examines issues currently facing the British housing sector, what the government is doing to combat the housing crisis and how effective the proposed solutions could be.
The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.