Buy To Let

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

Buy to Let   From 1 April 2016, anyone buying residential property in addition to their main home became subject to a 3% increase in the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) that would previously have been payable on the transaction in an attempt by the then Chancellor George Osbourne to make home ownership easier for […]

To Renew or Not to Renew…that is the question…

The premises from which a business operates are an integral part of a businesses day to day operation. This is particularly the case for businesses that rely on their location to bring in customers/clients, such as shops, pubs and other businesses with niche setup requirements that may not find it easy to relocate. It is […]

Can solicitors and estate agents who acted for a fradulent seller be liable to the buyer?

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

The High Court has recently considered the liability of solicitors and estate agents who acted for a fradulent seller. The buyer brought various claims against the estate agents and solicitors under the equitable doctrine of warranty of authority, in negligence, for breach of trust and; for breach of undertakings given under the Law Society’s Code […]

Private: No Entry! Unintended Rights of Way over Land

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

For a landowner, sometimes it is all too easy to overlook the informal use of their land by others, particularly if such use does not directly interfere with their own use of it. However, they may later find that the informal user has the benefit of a permanent right of way over the land. It […]

Landlord and Tenant Relationships – To trust or not to trust

With an increase in landlord and tenant disputes in the courts, relying on an oral agreement with your landlord or your tenant is risky. When the relationship sours, it’s quite common for one party to deny the existence of any agreement, leaving the distraught party to start court proceedings as the only means to enforce […]

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 – In or Out?

There have arguably been more pressing in/out decisions to make recently, however, the decision made at the negotiation stage as to whether a lease will be within or outside the security of tenure provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA) can have important consequences at the end of the lease term.

Commercial Lease Surrender – I Surrender! Or do I?

The recent case of Padwick Properties Ltd v Punj Lloyd Ltd is a useful reminder of the traps when dealing with surrender either as a landlord or tenant.

The Companies Act 2006 in relation to substantial property transactions

Peter Mardon Corporate Business Director Gloucester

We have been working on a client matter that highlights the requirements of s190 of the Companies Act 2006 in relation to substantial property transactions that require members’ approval. This is something that should be remembered when a director or connected party is involved in a property transaction with the company.

SDLT – Bolt from the Blue

In an unexpected move, as part of the 2016 Budget, the Chancellor announced from midnight on 16 March 2016, rather than paying the same rate on the whole value of the property, the new rates will only apply to the portion of the price that falls into a particular price bracket.

SDLT – What’s it to me?

From 1 April 2016, anyone buying residential property in addition to their main home will be subject to a 3% increase on the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) that would currently be payable on the transaction. SDLT is therefore currently high on the agenda for buy-to-let landlords and those seeking to buy second homes.