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Stamp Duty Land Tax: warning about surcharge for ‘non-UK residents’

26 Mar 2021

From 1st April 2021, the Chancellor will be charging an additional surcharge of 2% on top of the stamp duty land tax payable on all purchases of residential property in England and Northern Ireland where buyers are non-UK resident but be warned that the legislation has been worded in such a way that UK tax residents might unwittingly be caught by it and become liable to pay the surcharge.

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Empty Commercial Premises: Some Issues for Landlords to Consider

17 Feb 2021

Driven by pandemic related factors, some commercial landlords are facing the unwelcome prospect of their commercial premises becoming empty, for example, as a result of tenants absconding, becoming insolvent, making the decision to surrender their leases, successfully exercising break clauses, not applying for new leases or withdrawing applications for new leases.

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Business Rates

11 Feb 2021

Commercial property landlords have much to consider in relation to what to do about tenants who are struggling to pay the rent. We have considered some relevant issues in recent blogs.

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Probate: Warning for Personal Representatives

06 Jan 2021

Under Section 25 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925, the duties of Personal Representatives include a duty to collect and get in the estate of the deceased and where appropriate to convert any assets of the estate into money. This may involve selling the deceased’s home.

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