New rules for Landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation

October 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

SDLT hike for foreign buyers

October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Investigations into underpayment of Inheritance Tax

September 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Family Court Statistics Quarterly: April to June 2018

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

The Family Court Statistics Quarterly: April to June 2018  were published by the Ministry of Justice on the 27th September 2018. https://bit.ly/2NICSrv    

‘’Prenup, postnup, catnup, dognup, petnup’’- why?

September 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Our Family Law Partner Stala Charalambous looks at some of the considerations for clients in an article published by Lexis Nexis on the 24th September 2018. To [...]

“No pain, no drain” divorce

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

In an article published by Lexis Nexis, our Family Partner Stala Charalambous comments on the press release by the government on Saturday 15 September 2018, that proposals [...]

Press release: Divorce process reforms? – Government consultation process has began

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

It is official. The Justice Secretary David Gauke has now confirmed that proposals are under way to make the divorce process less confrontational. Justice Secretary David Gauke [...]

Licence or a Lease?

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

SBP Law recently acted for the Defendant in London College of Business Ltd v Tareem Ltd [2018] EWHC 437 (Ch). David Pritchard led the matter on behalf of [...]

London Legal Walk

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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 Walk – A Message From Hector

May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear All In my capacity as head of security at SBP Law, I will be doing the London Legal Walk on Monday 21st May which is a [...]

London Legal Walk

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

SBP Law Team of Walkers are proud to be taking part in the annual 10k London Legal Walk on 21st May 2018 where we will be walking [...]

Cohabitation Awareness Week

November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

SDLT relief announced for first time buyers

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Bank of England announces interest rate rise

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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 of Mum & Dad

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The “Bank of Mum and Dad” has been equivalent to being the 10th biggest mortgage lender in the UK for the past two years.  A report by [...]

Ilott v The Blue Cross And Others: Supreme Court Judgment

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

To recap, the landmark case of Ilott v Mitson made its way in front of the Supreme Court judges in December 2016. Mrs Jackson died in 2014 [...]

Minimum Energy Efficiency

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Following the passing of the Energy Act 2011, the government has introduced The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) setting minimum [...]

The ‘Right to Rent’ Scheme

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Since 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England are obliged to review the immigration status of an incoming tenant or occupier prior to renting out their [...]

Ilott v The Blue Cross And Others

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

A landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal in Ilott v Mitson has made its way to the Supreme Court. This case illustrates a balancing act between [...]

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