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The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court relating to the refund of rents for a period after a break option has been exercised.
Residential property and capital gains tax: changes afoot for non-UK residents and multiple-home owners
Capital gains tax has found itself in the spotlight in recent weeks, owing to two significant changes to the CGT and residential property landscape.
The ancient common law right of distress for rent has been replaced by a new statutory procedure known as commercial rent arrears recovery or CRAR.
Fifteen per cent higher stamp duty rate for companies buying residential properties now kicks in at £500,000
The chancellor’s 2014 Budget, announced on 19 March 2014, set out a number of changes and extensions to the post-2012 stamp duty land tax regime.
On 19 March, there were some rather significant announcements affecting the tax and personal finance landscape.
Subterranean excavations may be an increasingly popular method of extending a property, but such developments also carry potential pitfalls.
Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013. While some of the policies had already been widely predicted, there were some surprises in the package announced.
Goodman Derrick has received recommendations in all of its core commercial practice areas from Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in 2013.
It is reported that George Osborne is considering imposing capital gains tax on foreign property owners in an attempt to curb soaring house prices in and around the capital.
Whether you are an experienced hotelier or just starting out in the hotel industry, the process of buying a hotel can be a daunting prospect.
Selling a hotel company is no small project, whatever the size of the hotel.
Unfortunately an increasing number of owners of high-value properties are finding that they are victims of property fraud.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed for the first time that a joint venture arrangement can give rise to an implied fiduciary duty owed by the director of one joint venture partner to another partner.
The OFT has carried out a study into the quick house sales sector and the alleged unfair practices of some of the businesses involved.
Unfortunately, an increasing number of homeowners are finding that they are victims of property fraud.
New planning rules for change come into effect — regime relaxed for change of use from office to residential
The relaxation of the requirement for planning permission for a change of use from office to residential is a new permitted development right.
The government has announced changes to permitted development rights.
In recent years, there has been an increasing acceptance that if break clause conditions are too broad, it makes the break in any real sense unworkable, or at least easily open to challenge.
The publication last month of the draft clauses to be included in the Finance Bill 2013 due to come into force this April confirmed the measures proposed for the taxation of high value residential property in the 2012 Budget.
The word “enfranchisement” is used in many contexts. Generally, it refers either to the acquisition of a freehold or an extension to the term of a long lease.