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Government to ban the sale of new build houses on a leasehold basis

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Emma Wells discusses how proposed reforms to the property market will place landlords and developers under greater restrictions. The number of responses the Government consultation received highlights the strength of feeling about perceived unfair practices in the property market.  Leaseholders, and those that represent them, feel that developers and investors… Continue reading →

Construction Industry Scheme – is this you?

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Susan Perry discusses the tax implications of payments to contractors and sub-contractors. Designed to stop the Government losing tax income due to the prevalence of cash-in-hand payments by construction businesses, the Construction Industry Scheme places a heavy administrative burden on contractors, or those deemed by the scheme to be contractors…. Continue reading →

Time to act on conflicts of interest in property, study warns

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Belinda Solomon, Partner in our Real Estate Practice, has served as a source for a recently-published landmark study by the University of Leeds. The study, the first of its kind, investigated the spread and consequences of conflicts of interest to advise the provision of commercial property agents acting on both… Continue reading →

MIPIM Diaries #2

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The Budget did not go down well in Cannes, reports Brecher’s Nicky Richmond in her latest missive from MIPIM… Its like a stag party, said the client, but with business cards… It seems incredible but only it’s only a day a half since I arrived and it already feels like I’ve been here… Continue reading →

MIPIM Diaries #1

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Hosting a breakfast for bankers in a venue that doesn’t take reservations? What could possibly go wrong, says Nicky Richmond in her first dispatch from Europe’s biggest property fair… I ought to get a badge for long service. This is my 20th year on the MIPIM merry-go-round and I wonder each year… Continue reading →