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No additional Stamp Duty on uninhabitable properties - a win for developers

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Have you bought a derelict property since March 2016? Did you pay a SDLT surcharge on the purchase of that property? If so, you could be due a refund. On 1 st April 2016, the government introduced the Stamp Duty Land Tax...

Freehold Restrictive Covenants: Part 2 - Modification and Removal

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It is quite common for land or property to be subject to covenants which restrict certain use or activity on the land. As can be seen from the first part of this article , a covenant must satisfy certain conditions in order to be enforceable. ...

Freehold Restrictive Covenants: Part 1 - Validity and Enforceability

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It is quite common for land or property to be subject to covenants which restrict certain use or activity on the land. What is a covenant? Covenants are typically created where a land owner sells off a part of their...

Supreme Court Upholds Spirit of 1954 Act

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Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the 1954 Act), some tenants of commercial premises have the right to renew their leases indefinitely. The landlord cannot refuse the tenant a new lease, except on certain specific grounds. Once such ground, ground F,...