Category: Property Law

Government urged to take action on repossessions ban

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and Landlord Action are jointly urging the Government to consider the impact of the five-month ban on repossessions, which is currently due to end on 23 August 2020.

Government extends legislation preventing eviction of commercial tenants

Rules preventing landlords from evicting commercial tenants affected by Covid-19 will be extended until the end of September, it has been revealed.

Stamp duty: Government relaxing three-year rule for reclaiming surcharge

The Government is relaxing the three-year rule for reclaiming the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge for exceptional circumstances where a property could not be sold during the three-year time limit because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Commercial property: Government outlines plans for code of practice on rental payments

The Government has outlined plans for a code of practice to support the high street during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retail sector calls for the Government to introduce a ‘rent relief’ scheme

Some experts in the retail sector are urging the Government to introduce a ‘rent relief’ scheme to help businesses cope with the impact of COVID-19.

Property – UK house prices fall by 0.6 per cent

Average property prices in the UK fell by 0.6 per cent between March and April as the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant effect on the sector, according to the latest figures from Halifax’s House Price Index.

Commercial Property: Government introduces temporary ban on legal action against tenants

The Government has introduced new legislation that has temporarily banned property owners from taking legal action against tenants.

Landlords’ industry body urges the Government to introduce tax relief on empty homes

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) is urging the Government to instruct local authorities to introduce a relief on council tax in rental properties that are empty because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Could the Government introduce a Stamp Duty holiday?

Following a series of decisions made to help alleviate the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is now the potential for a stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday in a bid to boost the property market.

Are you up to speed with new Capital Gains Tax 30-day rule for residential property?

The UK is about to see a significant change to the rules surrounding Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the disposal of residential property.