Category: Real Estate

Going GAGA? A useful reminder when dealing with guarantors on lease assignments

May 21st, 2024

Its been almost 15 years since the Good Harvest and K/S Victoria Street cases (both in 2010) but its useful to be reminded of the issues surrounding the position of

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Multiple Dwellings Relief to be abolished!

March 11th, 2024

It has been announced by the government in the 2024 Spring Budget that Stamp Duty Land Tax (‘SDLT’) Multiple Dwellings Relief (‘MDR’) will be abolished from 1 June 2024. What

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Beware the Registration Gap!

December 20th, 2023

What is the Registration Gap? Under the Land Registration Act 2002, after completion of the sale of registered freehold or leasehold land or the grant of a registrable lease, the

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ALERT ALERT! Protect your Property Against Fraud

December 7th, 2023

Property fraud is on the increase and HM Land Registry calculate that they have prevented 205 fraudulent applications being registered, representing properties valued in excess of £123.3 million. Property fraud

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Equitable leases – Issues Surrounding Registration and Signature Formalities of Leases

November 20th, 2023

My lease isn’t signed correctly – that doesn’t matter does it? In cases where the lease has been ineffectively signed, this could leave parties with what is known as an

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Charities Act 2022; What you need to know

November 1st, 2023

The implementation of the first and second tranches of provisions of the Charities Act 2022 has seen relaxations concerning disposals of charity land. There are other changes but this article

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Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 – time for a change?

September 19th, 2023

In March 2023, the Law Commission of England and Wales announced that it would review a key piece of legislation used by businesses who lease shops, offices, warehouses and other

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June 27th, 2023

Do you have a residential property worth more than £500,000 which is owned in the name of a company? Are you paying ATED tax? The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

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Up in the Air – Potential changes to planning position for AirBnBs!

June 6th, 2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is currently consulting on the Government’s proposals which would require planning consent for the conversion of homes in England into short-term holiday

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Deeds – Signed, Sealed, Delivered?!

May 18th, 2023

After having considered the potential to sign documents, including Deeds, electronically in our series of Blogs about ‘Electronic signatures in property transactions’, and noting it has been recognised that there

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How Energy Efficient is your Building?

March 10th, 2023

Reducing the energy consumption of buildings (which are responsible for around 31% of carbon emissions in the UK) is a key priority in the race to achieve net-zero emissions by

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Leases for electric vehicle (EV) charging points – legal points to consider

February 15th, 2023

As we move into the EV era, it is impossible to miss the influx of EV charging points appearing in both public and private locations. The government’s aim is to

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