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Hammond ends stamp duty for first time buyers

Posted on November 28, 2017

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Autumn Budget that stamp duty will be abolished for first time buyers buying a home of up to £300,000. For properties costing up to £500,000, no stamp duty will be paid on the first £300,000 and thereafter stamp duty will be paid at 5% up to £500,000. This new relief applies…

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Free Event: Brexit Needn’t Mean Exit!

Posted on November 1, 2017

Brexit has resulted in considerable confusion and concern for many EU citizens, whose status in the UK had been thrown into doubt following the referendum. Osbornes are holding a talk that will aim to provide clarity on the current legal position for EU nationals living in the UK, as well as consider what the proposals of the UK government may…

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Airbnb – Leaseholders Beware!

Posted on October 31, 2017

The overwhelming popularity of Airbnb is now resulting in a review of the case law relating to short term lets. Property litigation lawyer at Osbornes, Shilpa Mathuradas, examines the case of Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Ltd [2016]. In this case The Upper Tribunal considered whether a covenant in a residential lease prohibiting use other than private residence had been breached. In…

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Government Announces Green Paper On Social Housing In Response to The Grenfell Tragedy

Posted on September 27, 2017

On 19th September 2017 Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, made the following announcement Over the past few weeks the Housing Minister, Alok Sharma, has been meeting with social housing tenants right across the country. And from those conversations it’s already clear that they want us to look again at…

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