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Pets in flats - a question of consent

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This article first appeared in Property Investor News . The vast majority of long residential leases contain a raft of obligations regulating the use of the property. One such common regulation is the keeping of pets. Some leases contain an absolute...

Service Charge recovery: an unusual but salutary lesson

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In the case of Sheffield City Council v Oliver the Court of Appeal looked at the impact of third party contributions – in this instance Government funding – on service charge recovery. Both landlords and tenants should take note,...

Overall housing supply and economic performance is key to understanding the post-Brexit property market

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We already reported a marked cooling in the volume of residential property transactions prior to the referendum. In the immediate aftermath of the shock result whilst the dust attempts to settle, many commentators appear to agree that it is still too early...

Property market update: stamp duty changes and Brexit

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We have not been surprised to witness a significant slowdown in the housing market following the buy-to-let rush to complete on transactions before the 31 March deadline on stamp duty rises for second homes. The UK’s largest lender, Halifax, reported...

Draft Finance Bill 2013: Implications for High Value UK Residential Property

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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 new measures include:-...

Property Update: Coming up in 2013

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On the 5 th of December, George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to the Commons, with little Christmas cheer. The Chancellor confirmed that growth forecasts were to be revised downwards and the national debt was taking longer to reduce than...

Chancel Repair Liability Update

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Since the 2003 House of Lords’ ruling in the case of Aston Cantlow v Wallbank, chancel repair liability has earned notoriety amongst conveyancing practitioners. In that case, Mr and Mrs Wallbank were ordered – after a 17-year court battle...