Real Estate Briefings
Surveyors hope for stamp duty ‘boost’ download subscription
Changes to the stamp duty laws could boost the housing market by up to five per cent, surveyors have suggested.
It was hoped that the enactment of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1988 would bring to an end the uncertainty that plagued applications by tenants to assign or sublet their premises.
A conservation covenant is an agreement between a landowner and a responsible body, whereby the landowner promises to carry out or refrain from carrying out activities on their land.
Invasive non-native species are plants and animals introduced into a natural environment where they are not usually found with serious adverse consequences for the environment.
SDLT: the slab falls download subscription
Residential stamp duty land tax (SDLT) (i.e. SDLT on deals relating to interests in/over dwellings and their curtilages) has changed.
Business property – an asset or a liability? subscription
Stamp duty land tax: how do you feel about it now? subscription
Some early thoughts on last week’s SDLT changes subscription
High-value property taxation subscription
Banking and Finance Briefings
MiFID2: ESMA publishes first technical advice download subscription
ESMA follow-up papers address aspects of delegated legislation and technical standards to be made under MiFID 2 and MiFIR.
Loan sales – what borrowers need to know download subscription
Banks have become very active in recent months selling off large portfolios of loans.
Protected Cell Companies download
Guernsey was the first jurisdiction to introduce the concept of a protected cell company but the Companies Law has effectively modernised it.
Will you get caught by the DPA? download subscription
If defects appear in a building after completion, the developer or contractor may be liable to the owners of the building, in contract or negligence, for the cost of remedying that work.
This is a question that the courts have been asked to consider several times over the last few years and has been raised again in the case of Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV.
The Santa Clause: tenants and lease agreements download subscription
As the property market has improved we have begun to see a small amount of speculative development returning.
Owning a French residential property in France: some tax considerations download subscription
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s French tax experts address some of the main issues that individuals owning French residential property should consider.
From the firm of the week
Two recent Scottish property cases have forced a change in the property industry’s understanding of a landlord’s right to claim the full ‘cost of repair’.
Holiday pay – an essential guide download
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that non-guaranteed overtime must be included in holiday pay if it is paid regularly.
An English High Court judgment on an application for recovery of documents provides guidance on the scope of section 236 of the Insolvency Act.
High Court dismisses second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees regime download subscription
The High Court has dismissed UNISON’s second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees system.
ECJ confirms that obesity may be a disability download subscription
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that obesity may be a disability where it: ‘entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers’ (Fag og Arbejde (FOA), acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the ...
Jersey divorce reform download subscription
The Jersey Law Commission recently delivered a consultation paper entitled ‘Divorce Reform’, which is refreshingly straightforward and comprehensive.
A survey of 2,000 adults reveals that a quarter of married couples are only staying together for the sake of their children, and expect to divorce as soon as they have grown up.
Real Estate Analysis
Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country
Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes
Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end
Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.
Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump
Investors are enchanted by Morocco’s promise, particularly its political stability
Lawyer exits and entrances have made for a complex cast list of firms benefitting from the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station area
Real estate continues to be the key money spinner for Nabarro, which has always been known for its work in the UK property market, (although) last year results were up across the firm. Google’s ...