Job Support Scheme Update - October 22, 2020
The Chancellor has announced that the Government contribution to employers’ wage costs under the Job…

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Going digital? Changes to Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney - August 19, 2020
The government have confirmed that Wills can now be witnessed, and certificate providers in Lasting…

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Moving to the UK: British National (Overseas) Citizens - August 19, 2020
The UK government have announced their plans for the new Hong Kong British National (Overseas)…

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SDLT: Additional 2% rate for non-UK resident – Purchases of residential property from 1 April 2021 - August 3, 2020
As part of Rishi Sunak’s 2020 Spring Budget the government confirmed that non-UK resident purchasers…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors LLP appoints Walter Cha as Chief Executive - July 14, 2020
Rooks Rider Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Walter Cha as Chief…

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Safety first in residential tenancies - July 13, 2020
Residential landlords of Assured Shorthold Tenancies will be aware of the increasing amount of legislation…

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We have moved to 23 Austin Friars, London - July 10, 2020
Exciting developments are happening at Rooks Rider Solicitors and we are delighted to let you…

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Commercial property update - June 24, 2020
The Government announced last week that further help has been provided to struggling businesses and…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors LLP is moving - June 24, 2020
We are pleased to advise that we will be moving offices on 30 June 2020 to our…

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New Code of Practice for Commercial Property sector – COVID-19 - June 23, 2020
The new Code of Practice for Commercial Property relationships during the COVID-19 Pandemic has now…

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill – Update - June 15, 2020
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2019-21 is due to be reviewed by the House…

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Landlords Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector - June 11, 2020
On 18 March 2020, the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020…

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Self Storage Association UK 2020 awards – Winners announced - June 10, 2020
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year’s Self Storage Association United Kingdom…

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Residential tenancies – Extension of the tenant fees act - June 8, 2020
With so many changes taking place at the current time, it is easy to miss…

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The Final Furlough – Upcoming changes, flexible furloughing & more - June 5, 2020
The government has published details of how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as…

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Code of practice for commercial sector under review - June 2, 2020
The government has announced that it is currently working with leading businesses and trade associations…

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Further help for homeowners during Covid-19 - May 26, 2020
The government announced last week that there would be ongoing help for homeowners faced with…

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SSA UK webinar: Legal considerations of fever screening technology - May 20, 2020
There will be many changes in our working environments as a result of the COVID-19…

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Covid-19 and the future of resolving disputes - May 18, 2020
For years we have become accustomed to the Court imposing sanctions on a party who…

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Self Storage COVID-19 Briefing: Easing of Lockdown Restrictions and Legal Support - May 12, 2020
The Self Storage Association UK (SSAUK) has provided more useful advice to businesses in the…

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The Legal Implications of thermal temperature screening technology in the wake of Covid-19 - May 12, 2020
The impact of Covid-19 across the globe has been extreme and far reaching, and the…

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Furlough Leave extended to end of October 2020 - May 12, 2020
The Chancellor has today announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended by four…

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Non-UK Resident Company Landlords – The UK Tax Changes from 6th April 2020 - May 11, 2020
We summarised recent changes to the taxation of UK property held by Non-UK Resident Companies…

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COVID-19- Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyships - May 8, 2020
On the 17th April 2020 the Office of the Public Guardian updated their guidance on…

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Preparing to ease out of Lockdown – Advice for the self storage industry - May 6, 2020
The Self Storage Association UK (SSAUK) has provided some useful advice to businesses in the…

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Congratulations the UK Self Storage 2020 Awards Finalists - May 6, 2020
Congratulations to all the finalists of this year’s Self Storage Association United Kingdom (SSA UK)…

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English Courts remain open for business - April 29, 2020
The English courts and the lawyers that serve them remain open for business during the…

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New legislation to further protect tenants unable to pay rent - April 27, 2020
The Government has confirmed that they will be introducing legislation to be included in the…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to end of June - April 17, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: HM Treasury has just announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme)…

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COVID-19: UK Tax Update - April 17, 2020
As we enter a new tax year some individuals will have noted a number of…

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Right to Rent Checks for Residential Property and Covid-19 - April 16, 2020
Residential landlords have been subject to regulations requiring checks on tenants on the Right to…

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Furlough Scheme – Employee Start Date Changed - April 15, 2020
The qualifying date, when the employee has to have been on the employer’s payroll, has…

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UPDATES: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - April 9, 2020
The government has updated its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which clarifies and…

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Self Storage Association UK Industry Awards 2020 – Entries Close Tomorrow! - April 9, 2020
Do you have a Manager who has shone this year, or a facility you believe…

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Changing times for landlords and tenants - April 7, 2020
We are all facing unprecedented changes, happening at a considerable rate and many landlords and…

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Where there is Will we need to find a way - April 6, 2020
With the devastating effects of the Coronavirus being reported globally, you may be thinking about…

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Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings – Returns Due This Month - April 2, 2020
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) Returns for the year 1 April 2020 to 31…

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Coronavirus – What is furlough leave and how to use it - April 1, 2020
As part of a new package of business support measures to help businesses cope with…

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COVID-19 – Response from Rooks Rider Solicitors - March 20, 2020
Rooks Rider Solicitors would like to reassure our clients that, whilst we are making adjustments…

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Non-UK resident corporate landlords’ new charge to Corporation Tax from April 2020 – Are you ready? - February 19, 2020
From 6 April 2020, all non-UK tax resident companies which carry on a UK property…

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Getting to Know You – Do you know who you are doing business with? - February 11, 2020
Knowing your client is the very first step to a healthy business relationship and to…

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Capital Gains Tax and Principal Private Residence Relief – Court of Appeal Decision in HMRC v Higgins 2019 - November 18, 2019
In November 2018 we published a commentary in our Briefing Note entitled Recent Changes to…

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Non-resident CGT changes in relation to UK real estate – non-resident individuals and trustees - November 8, 2019
The scope of the UK tax for non-residents has been extended with effect from 6…

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New UK CGT tax rule on disposals of UK residential property by UK residents - November 8, 2019
From 6 April 2020, new rules introduce revised reporting and accounting obligations for UK residents…

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Are you an “Accidental American”? - October 30, 2019
British citizens born in the US risk having their UK bank accounts frozen and should…

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Requirement to correct and other late payment penalties now in force - October 21, 2019
On 5 September 2019, HM Treasury made an order appointing 6 September 2019 as the…

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Legal assistance available to Thomas Cook landlords - September 25, 2019
Following the winding up orders made against Thomas Cook Group plc and their associated companies…

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The Barbican turns 50 - July 4, 2019
This month the Barbican, where our offices are located, celebrates the 50th anniversary of its…

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Ban on letting fees begins - June 10, 2019
On Saturday 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force, seeking to…

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Remuneration trust: tax avoidance using loans or fiduciary receipts - May 15, 2019
Released  on 10 May 2019 in Spotlight 51 , HMRC warned taxpayers about a tax…

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CGT- New Restrictions on Principal Private Residence Relief Consultation now published - April 30, 2019
HMRC published a consultation on 1 April 2019 on changes to principal private residence (PPR)…

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Landlords beware: it’s getting harder to evict tenants! - April 25, 2019
Following a consultation last summer, the government has announced its intention to abolish ‘Section 21…

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UK Property – Changes for non-UK Residents making disposals now in force - April 25, 2019
From 6 April 2019, one UK tax regime applies to disposals of both residential and…

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Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) for 2019/2020 – Returns and Tax due this month - April 11, 2019
ATED Returns for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 must be filed…

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SDLT surcharge on non-residents will raise top rate of SDLT to 16 per cent - February 15, 2019
As originally announced in the 2018 Budget, HMRC and HM Treasury have now published a…

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Tenant Fees Bill receive Royal Assent - February 14, 2019
The Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent on Tuesday 12 February 2019. This will mean…

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Employers: Are you ready for the Good Work Plan? - January 22, 2019
Following the Taylor Good Work Review published in July 2017, the government has published a…

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Further Changes to Entrepreneurs Relief - January 4, 2019
The draft legislation implementing the Autumn 2018 Budget changes to the conditions required for Entrepreneurs…

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Autumn Update 2018 - December 22, 2018
The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his budget on the 29 October 2018 and the…

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HMRC Trust Taxation Consultation 2018 - December 21, 2018
Following the Autumn Budget 2017, on the 7th November 2018, HM Revenue and Customs (‘HMRC’)…

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Government reverses Tier 1 Investor Visa suspension - December 14, 2018
Following our recent update on the suspension of the Tier 1 Investor Visa, the Government…

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Suspension of UK Investor Visa Scheme - December 10, 2018
It was announced last week that the Tier 1 Investor Visa has been suspended with…

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Probate application fees: A new death tax? - December 5, 2018
A grant of probate or letters of administration (‘grant of representation’) is needed where an…

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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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Thinking of Representing Yourself? - September 26, 2018
Substantial reforms have been made to Court procedure and processes in recent times, meaning complying…

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Guidance on Employment References - September 11, 2018
ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) has issued new guidance on employment references. Read…

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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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UK Property: Draft Bill Forcing Disclosure of Beneficial Owners Is Now Published - July 27, 2018
The UK government published draft legislation on 23rd July 2018 to establish a public register…

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The Deadline looms under the Requirement to Correct – less than 80 days to go! - July 20, 2018
Urgent Notice for Trustees and Corporate Service Providers HMRC updated its guidance on 11 July…

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House of Fraser to close London Flagship store – What about the employees? - July 20, 2018
With increasing rents, business rates, Brexit and the continued rise of the internet competitors, High…

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Workshop Invitation: “Trade With Egypt: Export Documentation, Trade Finance & Customs Routines” - May 17, 2018
You are invited to attend the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce 2nd Workshop on ‘Trade with Egypt: Export…

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Offshore Non-Compliance: The Requirement to Correct – Where are we now and how we can help - May 15, 2018
Under the Finance (No.2) Act 2017 taxpayers are required to correct undeclared past UK tax…

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Issues for those born in the UK with a UK Domicile of Origin who become Resident in the UK – Formerly Domiciled Residents - May 14, 2018
The UK tax regime for individuals who were born in the UK with a UK…

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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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Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Investor) Visa - April 27, 2018
The treatment of visa applications in the UK has been revised and the UK has…

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Immigration to the UK: Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Visa - April 27, 2018
The immigration process within the UK is divided into various different Tiers and the Entrepreneur…

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Immigrating to the UK – What are your options? - April 20, 2018
The United Kingdom’s points-based 5 tier visa system is the main UK immigration route for…

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Company directors soon to have another tool to fight identity fraud - April 12, 2018
Company directors are more than twice as likely to be the victims of identity fraud…

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Mossack Fonseca to close, but help is at hand - March 15, 2018
When the Panama Papers hit the news, Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre…

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Deemed UK Domicile Changes – Action Required Now! - February 27, 2018
The changes to the Rules affecting non-UK Domiciliaries mean that non-domicile status is no longer…

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Issues for Offshore Trusts – Action Required Now! - February 27, 2018
Following the uncertainty which prevailed about the changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals,…

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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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Registration of Trusts - January 2, 2018
Following new EU Money Laundering regulations, and as part of increasing global demands for transparency,…

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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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Ten top tips for managing agents taking over the management of a residential property - November 27, 2017
When taking over the management of rented residential property, it is useful to run through…

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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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Bermuda Trust News - October 26, 2017
The Supreme Court of Bermuda decided earlier this month in Meritus Trust Co. Ltd. –v– Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Ltd [2017] SC (Bda)…

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The New Debt Recovery Protocol - October 12, 2017
On 1 October 2017 the Ministry of Justice quietly introduced the new Pre-Action Protocol for…

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New Register of Beneficial Ownership for Overseas Entities Owning UK Land - October 10, 2017
In light of concerns about the potential for illegal activity to take place through overseas…

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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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International swim fundraiser for research into Motor Neurone Disease - September 15, 2017
On Friday 22 September our very own Associate Solicitor, Robert Drysdale, will be joining hundreds of…

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Supreme Court rules that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful: What Next? - September 7, 2017
After a four year legal fight, UNISON, won its case against the government for Employment…

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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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