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Multi-generational living arrangements

Jessica Appleby
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 As we regularly hear of our ageing population, multi-generational living appears to be making a comeback and more frequently a serious consideration of families trying to avoid need for residential care. Residential care homes can provide social...

What to do if you have an invasive plant growing on your land

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Would you know if you had an invasive plant growing on your land?  If you were savvy enough to identify such a plant, would you know what you need to do, from a legal perspective, and what you should do, as a preventative measure? There is much...

Thinking of buying a second residential property?

Charlotte McFarlane-Brooke
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Are you an individual thinking of purchasing a second residential property in the UK? Whether it is that holiday home you have always dreamed of or a buy-to-let property then there is a higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) that you need to be made aware...

Do you know what you are entitled to following a separation?

Mark Robinson
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Do you know what you are entitled to following a separation? Client’s often come to see me and ask about what they, or their partner, are entitled to following a separation, frequently referring to their rights as a “common law spouse”....

Stamp duty abolished for thousands of first-time buyers

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On 22 November 2017 the Government delivered a budget aimed at “reviving the home-owning dream in Britain." One of its key announcements was to abolish stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers on house purchases of up to £300,000. Those...

Data Protection; Get it Right

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has recently imposed fines on several organisations for data breaches: Hampshire County Council was fined 100,000 for failing to implement effective contingency plans to protect personal data when...

Right to rent?

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From 1 February 2016, all private residential landlords will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits private landlords of residential properties from allowing certain...

Residential tenancies

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All private landlords should be made aware that, from 1 February 2016, they will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property.  The Immigration Act 2014 prohibits private landlords of residential...

Stamp Duty Land Tax changes

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The calculation of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for residential properties changed on 4 December 2014.The new rates, which apply where purchases are completed on or after 4 December 2014, are set out below. Each new SDLT rate will only be payable on the...