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20 March 2017

The latest "MEESage" for landlords

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published much awaited guidance on minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for non-domestic property.

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6 March 2017

Sooner rather than later, please!

Marketing your property for sale – when does a selling agent's commission become due? Not many sellers think of their conveyancer when considering a selling agent's terms of business as part of their initial instruction on who best to market the property.

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2 March 2017

What a relief!

On 1 March 2017, the Supreme Court decided that property owners seeking to carry out refurbishments can claim business rates relief.

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27 February 2017

Vary and Pay! The SDLT Transitional Trap

What happens to those property contracts that have already been entered into when the Government announces a SDLT rate change? Unsurprisingly, with off-plan residential properties and agreements for commercial leases being marketed and exchanged far in advance of their respective build date and completion dates, this is a frequently asked question.

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13 February 2017

2017: The year of the squatter?

With two swift and successful squatters' evictions by our property litigation team in the first few weeks of January, as well as a recent high-profile judgment eviction of squatters from a £15m Belgravia property, 2017 is looking to be, not only the year of the rooster, but also the year of the squatter!

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