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The Scottish Government has announced revised rates for residential properties under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).
Will the new possession powers for ASB still allow orders against a tenant who is not the perpetrator?
When seeking a possession order due to antisocial behaviour, landlords rely on discretionary ground 2 Housing Act 1985 or ground 14 Housing Act 1988, depending on the type of landlord.
The importance of companies being able to freely advertise their fees or discounts has again been highlighted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
We want to obtain a closure order and then use the new absolute ground for possession under the ASBCPA 2014. Does the tenancy agreement have to state the new ground before we can do this?
Service of a formal notice to complete in a plot purchase should not be entered into lightly — there are cost implications and practical considerations.
Shoosmiths has advised real-estate investment trust McKay Securities on the acquisition of a £8.75m mixed-use leisure scheme in Woking.
Shoosmiths has advised family-backed private equity firm Prowting Investments on the strategic investment in bespoke property developer Bargate Homes.
Lenders should take note of key changes to the Scottish land registration system on 8 December 2014.
Shoosmiths has advised client Citygrove Securities and subsidiary Albemarle Developments on the major redevelopment in Telford’s town centre.
On a transfer of part of a site, complications can arise if the rights that are to benefit the land sold are not adequately addressed.
Your questions answered: am I in breach of my inherited shared ownership lease by complying with the will?
Does the beneficiary of a shared ownership lease find themselves in breach if by acquiring the lease by will they inadvertently sublet the whole of the property in order to comply with the will?
In the last two months, Shoosmiths has advised developer Court Collaboration on two Chinese-backed real-estate deals in Birmingham.
The Scottish government has announced the proposed tax rates for its land and buildings transaction tax.
Shoosmiths has announced that Peter Duff has been elected chairman with effect from 1 May 2015.
In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court gave the first judgment on the serious harm test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.
Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities on the purchase of Station Plaza, Theale, a major office development in the heart of the Thames Valley town.
Shoosmiths has expanded its real-estate offering in Edinburgh with the hire of an established senior associate. Sheelagh Cooley joins from Anderson Strathern.
Shoosmiths has announced 20 promotions to associate this month, following the firm’s partner promotions in May. All associate promotions take effect from 1 September.
Damages recoverable from a tenant: the differences in England and Scotland.
Do the ‘perfect’ lease heads of terms exist? What is their purpose in the evolving market and which terms need careful consideration?
Seasoned operators in the real-estate market will know that if heads of terms lack sufficient information, a deal may suffer delay, frustration and rising legal costs.