Points to Consider if Investing in a Residential Property in Multiple Occupation (“HMO”) - November 26, 2018
If you are considering purchasing a property which is a HMO, it is important to…

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Recent Changes to Capital Gains Tax Rules on Principal Private Residence Relief - November 20, 2018
In this Briefing Note , we discuss proposed changes announced in last month’s Budget and…

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We are moving! Our office will be closed on the afternoon of 9 November - November 8, 2018
We are moving offices on Friday the 9th November. But don’t worry, we won’t be…

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HMO Changes – Are you compliant? - November 6, 2018
Licensing for certain houses in multiple occupation (“HMO”) has been mandatory since 2006. Such licensing…

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Shurgard wins UK Large Operator Facility of the Year at SSA UK Awards - September 10, 2018
Congratulations to Shurgard Self-Storage Chingford on winning ‘UK Large Operator Facility of the Year’ at…

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SSA UK Awards Dinner - September 5, 2018
James John and Lindsey Hemingway, specialist advisers to the self storage sector, will be attending…

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Draft Finance Bill 2018-19 Shortening Tax Deadlines for Payments of CGT and SDLT - August 10, 2018
The UK Government published the draft Finance Bill 2018-19 on 6th July 2018 proposing new…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors to sponsor FEDESSA & SSA UK Award - May 8, 2018
Entries to this year’s FEDESSA & SSA UK Awards are now open and we are…

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Leaseholders – A Word of Warning! - February 9, 2018
You have bought your own flat, so surely you should be able to do what…

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Budget 2017 Update - November 29, 2017
In this Briefing Note, we provide a summary of some of the main measures announced…

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Swearing of Documents - November 26, 2017
Numerous legal documents, such as Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Insolvency Forms, must be sworn on…

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Non-Resident Capital Gains tax: NRCGT News - November 3, 2017
The First-tier Tribunal had ruled in the case in Patsy-Anne Saunders v HMRC [2017] UKFTT…

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2017 FEDESSA Self Storage Conference & Trade Show heads to Berlin in October - September 18, 2017
Less than a month until the biggest self storage event in Europe, and we look…

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Self Storage Association UK Industry Awards 2017 - August 17, 2017
The Self Storage Association United Kingdom (SSA UK) awards will take place on Thursday 21…

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The Self Storage Association 2017 UK Annual Survey now available - June 21, 2017
The report, which is now based on 3 surveys – the industry operators, the general…

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Challoner House, Clerkenwell Close: A Brief History - May 12, 2017
Those of you who frequent Clerkenwell Close, probably pass Challoner House every day.  It’s the…

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SSA UK Awards Winners Announced - September 20, 2016
Winners of the Self Storage Association United Kingdom (SSA UK) Awards have been announced at…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors’ Partners Invited onto College of University of Delhi Advisory Board - July 7, 2016
At Rooks Rider Solicitors we have, over the years, established close working relationships with individuals…

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Brexit – The Future - June 24, 2016
Now we know of the result of the Referendum, some things in an uncertain world…

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Budget 2016 – UK Real Estate Aspects - April 18, 2016
The Budget was announced on 16 March 2016. Some of the key changes affecting UK…

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Consultation on Higher Rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties – An Update - March 17, 2016
On 1 February 2016, Rooks Rider Solicitors’ submitted our response to a recent consultation document…

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Buy-to-Let Tax Challenge – Legal Challenge to Government’s Section 24 Finance (No.2) Act 2015 - March 15, 2016
A crowd-funded legal challenge being brought by two private landlords with the financial backing of…

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Residence Nil Rate Band - March 15, 2016
The Government has introduced a transferable main residence allowance in addition to the existing nil-rate…

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Landlords: Are you ready for the ‘Right to Rent’ rules? - December 14, 2015
The government has announced that from 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England (including…

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Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year’s FEDESSA and SSA UK awards - October 12, 2015
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year’s Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA)…

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Is the long held right to dispose of your assets on death as you wish no more? - July 28, 2015
Freedom of testamentary capacity has come under pressure following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling…

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Buying Residential Property in England and Wales - June 3, 2015
This fact sheet has been produced specifically for foreign or non-domiciled clients wishing to acquire…

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Most landlords must register tenants’ deposits by 23 June 2015 - June 3, 2015
The Deregulation Act 2015 was passed into law on 26 March 2015 and it makes…

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Cross-Border Inheritance Tax Issues - June 2, 2015
English laws of succession may apply to certain types of asset situated in other countries….

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Self Storage Association UK – Legal Training conducted by Rooks Rider Solicitors - April 14, 2015
On Tuesday 19 May 2015, Lindsey Hemingway of Rooks Rider Solicitors will be conducting training hosted by SSA UK and…

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FATCA Update – No requirement to file nil returns with HMRC under FATCA - March 23, 2015
In an update to our earlier Briefing Note on FATCA issued in November 2014 (FATCA…

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Demands for rent and service charge: Don’t forget the landlord’s name and address! - March 11, 2015
When it comes to issuing demands for rent and service charge to tenants of residential…

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UK Taxes on UK Residential Property - February 19, 2015
There have been a number of UK tax changes affecting higher value residential property structures…

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Landlord recovers legal costs from tenants through service charge - January 26, 2015
In the recent case of Assethold v Watts and others [2014] UKUT 0537, the Upper Tribunal…

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Swiss National Bank announcement may lead to renewed interest in UK property market - January 21, 2015
The Swiss National Bank has announced that it will discontinue its exchange rate floor for…

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Autumn Statement 2014 Update - December 8, 2014
The Chancellor announced a number of measures of particular relevance to non-UK Domiciliaries and their advisers. Read…

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Implementation of a Capital Gains Tax Charge on Non-Residents - December 5, 2014
Government announced in the Autumn Statement 2013 that it would extend Capital Gains Tax (CGT)…

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Follow @RooksRider on Twitter - August 5, 2014
Rooks Rider Solicitors is now on Twitter! Follow @RooksRider and keep abreast of latest news and industry…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors sponsors FEDESSA & SSA UK Awards 2014 - June 2, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the firm is sponsoring two categories at the Self…

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News Update: New ‘back door mansion tax’ sees the Treasury reap much more income than expected - June 2, 2014
Figures show that revenue from Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) exceeded Government expectations by…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors announces membership with the Self Storage Association Asia - April 11, 2014
At Rooks Rider Solicitors our experts regularly deal with the legal issues related to self…

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March Budget 2014 - March 24, 2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to Members of Parliament in…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors attending Self-Storage Expo Asia 2014 - March 20, 2014
The second annual Self Storage Expo Asia is taking place in the heart of Asia…

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Top tips for landlords renting property in the UK - February 11, 2014
There are various ways in which a landlord may let their property in the UK….

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Warning – End of tenancy advice for landlords and tenants - October 27, 2013
It is not just Landlords who need to take care when a tenant holds over…

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Challenging the cost of utilities recovered through service charges - October 15, 2013
Landlords and managing agents should take note of an Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) decision in favour…

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Record Attendance at London Self Storage Conference - October 11, 2013
With just a few days to go before the FEDESSA Self Storage Conference 2013, Rennie Schafer,…

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Investing in Residential Property in the UK – The impact of ATED - September 18, 2013
Wealth planning experts, Rooks Rider Solicitors LLP, and property investment specialists, Sigma Investment Property, are presenting…

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Manorial Rights – are your interests protected? - September 13, 2013
Manorial interests, rights that were retained by the Lord of the Manor when the land…

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