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  • Hooray, hooray, it's a Stamp Duty holiday!

    Hooray, hooray, it's a Stamp Duty holiday!

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the following changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT): With immediate effect from 8 July 2020 there will be no SDLT payable on the first £500,000 of the purchase price, 5% will be payable on the next… Read More

  • Coronavirus at work: Can I make a claim?

    Coronavirus at work: Can I make a claim?

    The Government is now advising that the UK should be ‘actively encouraged’ to return to work, if home working is not possible. This is just the start of the new ‘normal’ which will continue to shift and change, much like the virus and its… Read More

  • ‘No fault’ divorces set for autumn 2021

    ‘No fault’ divorces set for autumn 2021

    The ‘no fault’ divorce bill (officially the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill) has now passed successfully through Parliament and awaits Royal Assent.  Once the bill has received Royal Assent, the first applications for ‘no… Read More

  • COVID-19: Crossing the line – Boundary disputes!

    COVID-19: Crossing the line – Boundary disputes!

    Staying safe by spending more time at home during lockdown has been spoiled for some homeowners and tenants who are facing a dispute with their neighbours(!) Unfortunately, lockdown has increased the number of property and neighbour… Read More

  • Changes to the Help to Buy scheme from April 2021

    Changes to the Help to Buy scheme from April 2021

    The government has announced a new Help to Buy scheme to run from April 2021. The revised Help to Buy scheme is more restrictive and ends in March 2023, unless the government extends it. The current Help to Buy Scheme is available to first… Read More