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The biggest changes to the capital allowances rules since July 1996 have been introduced for buyers and sellers of commercial property.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the government would be ‘removing all obstacles that remain to development on brownfield sites’.
Service charge disputes are common in the landlord and tenant relationship, whatever the nature of the property being leased.
A number of developers and private landlords have become unstuck by a little-known legal provision set out in the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.
The Immigration Act, which received royal assent on 14 May 2014, requires private landlords to ensure that prospective tenants are in the UK legally.
There are significant proposals this year on areas such as infrastructure, pensions, zero-hours contracts, ‘modern slavery’ and recall of MPs.
There are now a number of government-backed schemes in existence with the intention of making home ownership more affordable and accessible to the general public.
This article is intended to offer developer clients an insight into the current state of play with flooding policy.
Winckworth Sherwood has released the 2014 spring edition of its Budget Summary.
This decision represents a welcome return to the ‘pay for what you use’ principle and strikes a fairer balance between different creditor and expense groups.
The Court of Appeal has delivered some welcome Christmas cheer for landlords.
Many developers frequently rely upon their right to terminate a contract if a project is severely delayed by the actions of another party.
Developers should be fully aware of these neighbourly issues and risks, otherwise they could be faced with delays, increased costs and potentially an injunction.
To avoid last-minute hurdles, there are a number of points to be aware of during the development and plot sales process.
There is increasing interest by local authorities in joining with housing associations and developers in joint ventures.
E:gen — May 2013 issue download
The May 2013 issue of Winckworth Sherwood’s E-gen publication is available now.
The government has announced an annual tax on enveloped dwellings.
The last five years has seen the end of a love-in between central government and housing associations. The government likes local authorities again — or at least hates them less.
Given the present state of the economy, it is reasonable to assume that 2013 will see a continuation of businesses attempting to restructure their liabilities in order to stay afloat.
Residential property taxation: Introducing the new Annual Residential Property Tax and extended Capital Gains Tax rules for ‘non-natural persons’
The Finance Bill 2013 was published on 11 December, along with the Government’s much awaited response to their consultation on “Ensuring the fair taxation of residential property transactions”.