Property legal opinion

Comment from legal experts about legislation affecting the property sector.

Tax self assessment

HMRC closes tax loophole on termination payments

2018-04-18T12:52:00+01:00By Melanie Stancliffe

Under new regulations, employers will now need to tax all ‘post-employment notice pay’. Melanie Stancliffe explains what you need to know

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Ministers' crack down on travellers futile without further resources


Earlier this month, housing minister Dominic Raab announced that new powers were being considered to manage unauthorised traveller encampments.

Unexplained wealth orders

Unexplained Wealth Orders are about more than just McMafia


Reading recent media reports you could be forgiven for thinking Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) will only affect Russian oligarchs and wealthy Sheikhs with mansions in London and Surrey.

The Collective’s HQ, 14 Bedford Square

PRS needs a unified approach to shared and co-living


The Government has used its reform of the National Planning Practice Framework (NPPF) to offer some new thinking on the development of student accommodation.

London ownership

Impact of Beneficial Ownership Register remains unanswered

2018-04-04T17:08:00+01:00By Archie Campbell (Stephenson Harwood)

Fifty-six stakeholders responded to the government’s call for evidence on the proposed launch of the Beneficial Ownership Register. At the end of last month, it published the feedback.

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Case news: recovery of leaseholder service charges for re-cladding costs


Douglas Rhodes, partner at Trowers & Hamlins, considers the first-tier tribunal’s first ruling on the recovery of service charges for the cost of re-cladding works following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Electric grid

Act quickly to maximise assets before grid connection deadline


Landowners interested in developing grid balancing services are advised to act quickly to assess whether a grid connection may be viable as application fees will be enforced from the 6 April by Distribution Network Operators.


Retail insolvencies - the legal perspective


Over the last few months, a number of high-profile retailers and restaurant chains have experienced financial difficulties and proposed company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) and/or entered into administration.

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