Month: February 2019

Conveyancing

Today’s Conveyancer Round Table Round Up: Brexit Concerns, Source Of

Today’s Conveyancer’s latest round table event enabled the attendees to discuss the pertinent issues affecting conveyancers in 2019. It was unsurprising that the main challenges and concern for the year ahead involved considerations around Brexit, the expectations of conveyancers when it comes to anti-money laundering regulations and the difficult market conditions caused by regulatory changes […]Read More

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From 1st March 2019 SDLT Must Be Submitted And Paid

 Are you ready for this change? As of 1st March 2019 the timeframe to submit a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) return, and pay any SDLT due, will reduce from 30 days to 14 days from the effective date of the transaction. Pali’s recently launched Post Completion System enables solicitors, conveyancers and support staff across England […]Read More

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Additional Derelict Dwellings Not Liable For SDLT Surcharge

Derelict, uninhabitable properties have never looked so appealing for property investors as a recent ruling means that additional property bought in terrible conditions could bypass the current excess stamp duty land tax surcharge (SDLT) of 3%. The 3% surcharge on additional dwellings has been lucrative for the government since its introduction in 2016, with £4.9 […]Read More

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LEAP Chosen As Headline Sponsor For 1st Bold Legal Live!

LEAP, one of the UK’s leading practice management software providers, has been announced as the headline sponsor for the first ever Bold Legal Conference to be held in London on 18th October this year. The conference called Bold Legal LIVE! is being hosted in association with the ESTAS Group who will be holding their annual […]Read More

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UK Property Transactions Fall By Over A Third

UK property transactions have been shrinking at their most alarming rate in over five years according to recent research. The study into UK residential property transactions, carried out by estate agent software platform, Reapit, has found that UK property transactions have fallen by over a third in the past three months. Property transactions between November […]Read More

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Re-wilding Streams: Letting Nature Control Flooding

Government flood management investment, often reacting to events rather than in anticipation of them, has tended to focus on hard flood defences – channelling water faster elsewhere. But long term, is this just making things worse? Is there a more natural alternative to slow the flow as nature originally intended? In the 1970s and early […]Read More

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Paralysis Continues To Grip The Property Market

Search Acumen comments on HMRC’s Monthly Property Transactions Andy Sommerville, Director of Search Acumen, comments: “Paralysis continues to grip the property market, with activity remaining flat. First-time buyers are accounting for a significant chunk of the limited market activity, while those few who need to move, despite wider uncertainty, are also helping to keeping the […]Read More

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Leasehold And Ground Rent And HIPs, Oh My!

In the City of London earlier this month, tmgroup hosted the first of several audience-led ‘Back to Reality’ discussions on the challenges that will continue to impact the residential property market after 29th March. The event brought an audience of conveyancers, surveyors and lenders together, alongside a panel of residential property specialists – including representatives […]Read More

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