SDLT Second Homes

April 6, 2016 · · Uncategorized ·

Some newspaper publicity has indicated that an annexe to a home will mean a buyer will have to pay the extra SDLT.  A bit alarmist I think.  The annexe would have to be bought separately I think to trigger this situation.  Most families will be buying the package of the main house and annexe and.

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SDLT on second homes

February 4, 2016 · · Comment ·

Like so many new initiatives conveyancers will adapt and roll with this. There will need to be a bit more understanding of the subtleties and a procedure to ask the right questions but overtime it will settle down. At the end of the day the SDLT Return is the taxpayers duty and although conveyancers are.

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September 1, 2015 · · Comment ·

Law in the future………   According to the Legal Services Board, who have published their strategy and insight for the next 3 years, they have identified that there will be more bundling (and indeed unbundling) of legal services and products.  There will be fudging of those legal services “reserved” and only capable of being supplied.

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Infrastructure Act 2015

May 18, 2015 · · Comment ·

Some high level issues that are of tangential concern to residential conveyancers are in this new Act.  Principally measures to eliminate Japanese Knotweed or other pernicious non-native plant species and rights to encourage the fracking of oil by providing the legal framework to ensure that landowners cannot thwart exploitation by arguing trespass of the land deep.

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Permitted Development rights again…….

April 27, 2015 · · Comment ·

Regulations announced last month confirm that the 2013 permitted rights for rear extensions (8 m for detached; 6 m for attached) are to be allowed for a further 3 years thus expiring now in May 2019.  Call me cynical but I reckon this will now become a permanent feature of planning law.  You will still need to.

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