Category Archives: Real Estate

Budget 2016 – UK Real Estate Aspects - April 18, 2016
The Budget was announced on 16 March 2016. Some of the key changes affecting UK property include: Stamp Duty Land Tax...

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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 issued by HM Customs &...

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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 band - the residence nil-rate band...

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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 over 700...

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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 those who sub-let or take...

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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) and...

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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 today whereby a disinherited daughter...

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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 significant changes to the law...

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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 residential property in England and...

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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. Foreign laws of succession may...

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