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New rules for Landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation

Since 1st October 2018 all Landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation ("HMO") are required to obtain licences for their properties. An HMO licence will be required where a property is let out to at least 5 people from more than one household and who share communal facilities such as a kitchen or bathroom. Under the previous [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SDLT hike for foreign buyers

A consultation is to be launched for the increase of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) payable by foreign buyers. Under current rules, the rates of SDLT are equal for those purchasing UK property regardless of their nationality and contribution towards other taxes in the country. In an aim to create greater equality and reduce inflating [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Investigations into underpayment of Inheritance Tax

Investigations into the underpayment of inheritance tax (IHT)  are increasingly on the rise. Research from UHY Hacker Young suggests that rising asset prices such as property means that IHT can be very substantial and a lucrative source of income for HMRC. Their research shows that 5400 estates were investigated by HMRC in 2017-18, a 5% increase from the previous year. Important points [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

London Legal Walk

A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored us. So far we have raised £3635.00 and we thank those who are continuing to support us following the walk. The London Legal Support Trust help to provide free legal advice to people facing inhumane living conditions, homelessness or unfair treatment in the workplace and in protecting vulnerable adults [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cohabitation Awareness Week

Cohabitation Awareness week is from the 27th November 2017 to 1st December 2017. The organisation  'Resolution first for family law'  is campaigning to raise awareness that couples who are not married, notwithstanding the length of the relationship and whether there are children, do not have the same legal rights as a married couple.  It is [...]

By | November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SDLT relief announced for first time buyers

First time buyers will be pleased to note that SDLT relief has been introduced with immediate effect. From 22nd November 2017, first time buyers will be subject to the following SDLT bands: Brackets Rate Upto £300,000 0% £300,001 - £500,000 5%   The new rates apply to all residential property transactions completing on or after [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bank of England announces interest rate rise

The Bank of England has announced a rise in interest rates, increasing from 0.25% to 0.5%. For householders on variable rate mortgages, this means higher interest payments. The Bank estimates that almost four million householders in the UK will be affected by the higher rates. The majority of new mortgages are issued on a fixed [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Financial, Property|0 Comments