Retirement living | Real Estate | Retirement
Post on 9 Mar 2016
Retirement living has moved on in the last ten years, but largely unnoticed to the wider world. Currently we are on the cusp of a seismic shift but there is a lot holding this back. Archaic planning laws, short-sighted planning authorities, lack of clear government policy making and direction,...
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Post on 4 Mar 2016
What a fascinating idea from housing minister Brandon Lewis that contractors should develop directly in the private rented sector (PRS). And what a challenge to the industry. Patrick Gloyens, Partner in the team comments on how the private rented sector could offer contractors both risk and reward...
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Stamp Duty Land Tax | SDLT | Property | Private Wealth
Post on 2 Mar 2016
In the Autumn Statement 2015 it was announced that rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for purchases of 'additional residential properties' (such as buy-to-let properties and second homes) will attract an additional 3% SDLT charge above the standard rates from 1 April 2016. A consultation on the...
Private Wealth
Real Estate
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MIPIM 2016 | Real Estate | Michelmores
Post on 1 Mar 2016
It's that time of year again when the real estate world converges on Cannes, France, and this year the event will take place between 15 and 18 March.  The format is the same as usual with developers seeking investment and meeting investors, fund managers and lenders, all flanked by advisors and...
Real Estate
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Michelmores Property Awards 2016 | Property Awards | Real Estate
Post on 29 Feb 2016
With the judging day for the 2016 Michelmores Property Awards just around the corner we are pleased to introduce the panel for this year's event.  We are delighted to welcome a new judge to the 2016 awards, Will Mumford, who is managing director of NPS South West.  We also welcome back four of last...
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Stamp Duty Land Tax | Real Estate
Post on 16 Feb 2016
Further to our earlier article regarding Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HMRC have put out a consultation paper on the proposed higher rates of SDLT in relation to additional residential properties.  The consultation period ended on 1 February 2016 and 'the lines are now closed'.   We now have to wait...
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Post on 9 Feb 2016
According to recent research*, the number of property companies that have gone through an insolvency process has more than doubled in the last five years. In total, 346 property companies became insolvent in 2015, up from 319 in 2014 and 154 in 2011. This 8% rise in the numbers of property company...
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Real Estate
Post on 18 Jan 2016
You own some land which is not registered at the Land Registry. You keep the title deeds under your mattress, where they are safe. You haven’t inspected your land in years but decide one day to register it, and ask your solicitor to deal with the formalities. The solicitor tells you that part of...
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Retirement accommodation | Real Estate Solicitors
Post on 8 Jan 2016
The UK is getting older. 11.1 million of us are over 65 – for the first time ever the over 65s outnumber the under 16s. In 20 years the numbers will be 15.5 million and by 2050, 19 million – one in four of the estimated population, and of those, 8 million will be over 80. Until recently, retirement...
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Retirement housing | Real Estate Solicitors
Post on 8 Jan 2016
Exit fees and retirement housing It is usual, in specialist owner-occupied retirement housing, for there to be a fee payable to the landlord if the owner ceases to occupy the property. These fees go under a variety of names: ‘Exit Fees’, ‘Departure Fees’, ‘Deferred Management Fee’, ‘Contingency...
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