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In the past five years planning promotion agreements – also known as land promotion agreements – have become popular with both landowners and developers as an alternative to option agreements.
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.
Lenders should take note of key changes to the Scottish land registration system on 8 December 2014.
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?
The Scottish government has announced the proposed tax rates for its land and buildings transaction tax.
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.
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.
What is the legal position around disposal of goods when a tenancy is terminated or a tenant has abandoned the property?
The Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 sets out how to avoid repercussions so that property can be re-let as soon as possible.
A landlord may be deterred from forfeiting the lease of a defaulting tenant because of the cost of business rates liability. What is the position where a lease has been disclaimed?
The government is consulting on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which must be met before a property in the private sector can be let.
Many landlords hold their properties personally. This means that income received on rental properties is charged at income tax rates of up to 45 per cent.
In the case of Hammersmith & Fulham v Monk, the defendant had been one of two joint tenants.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published amendments to Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
Is a contractor obliged to charge an objectively reasonable rate or price where no rate or price is specified in a building contract?