Stamp Duty Land Tax: Higher rates for second homes and additional buy-to-let residential properties

George Osborne announced proposed changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) treatment of second homes and additional buy-to-let residential dwellings in the Government’s Autumn Spending Review in 2015. The changes came as part of the Government’s continued policy to [...]

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Pubs Code Regulations 2016

It will be interesting to see how the tied leasehold pub market will be affected if the Pubs Code Regulations 2016 come into force in May this year as anticipated. There is concern in the market that brewery landlords might [...]

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Right to rent checks

Following the Immigration Act 2014, the burden on landlords has increased yet further. Private landlords of residential premises are now obliged to check the immigration status of a prospective tenant before entering into an AST. The checks have to be [...]

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Property Case Law Update: October 2015

Bush v Summit Advances Ltd Be careful how you word your report. This High Court case at first makes for pleasing reading for professionals; it is a failed claim against a valuer. In this claim, the Claimant argued that the [...]

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Property Legal Update: September 2015

Wood v Waddington [2015] EWCA Civ 538 A reminder of the dangers of failing to expressly include rights in a transfer. In this case the owners were saved on appeal by section 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925, [...]

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Sale of The Park, Mawgan Porth

OTB Eveling recently acted on the sale of The Park, a large holiday complex situated at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.  The sale, to a European private equity group, was completed at the end of February 2015.  The OTB Eveling team was [...]

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Property Legal Update: June 2015

Birdlip Limited v Hunter and Hunter [2015] EWHC 808 (Ch) Useful clarification of the test when deciding whether estate scheme restrictive covenants are enforceable. In this case the parties owned adjoining properties which were both subject to a restriction not [...]

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Property Legal Update: March 2015

Freemont (Denbigh) Ltd v Knight Frank LLP [2014] EWHC 3347 (Ch) Welcome confirmation for valuers that their reports can only be relied upon for the purpose for which they were prepared. Although the principle has been long-established this case provides [...]

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Restructure of Yumi International Limited

OTB Eveling recently acted for high street and online fashion retailer Yumi International in connection with the restructure and refinancing of the Yumi group of companies.  Yumi are an existing client and OTB Eveling advised on all aspects of this [...]

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Property Case Law Update: August 2014

Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust v Birmingham CC [2014] EWHC 2207 Following disclaimer, the landlord is liable for business rates until a new tenant is found. In this case, the Court had to decide who was liable for business rates [...]

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