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20 10, 2020

Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge

By |2020-10-20T15:38:36+01:00October 20th, 2020|Real Estate, Real Estate, Services, Tax|

Frequently Asked Questions about: Stamp Duty Land Tax – surcharge for non-residents Raising taxes on property has been an easy target for the government for a number of years.  Aside from increasing the scope of capital gains taxes on property, particularly on non-residents, the 3% surcharge for second properties was one of a number of changes aimed at specifically increasing [...]

3 07, 2020

Landlord and tenant update

By |2020-10-30T16:18:17+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Real Estate, Services|

Landlord and tenant update - July 2020 Restrictions extended and a new code of practice Since the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) came into force on 25 March 2020, there have been a number of updates and new measures introduced by the Government. This note takes a look at the key changes which landlords and tenants should be aware of. [...]

8 06, 2020

Stamp Duty Land Tax Relaxation

By |2020-10-05T16:15:43+01:00June 8th, 2020|Real Estate, Services, Tax|

Relaxation of 3 year rule for reclaiming 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax supplement Since 2016 purchasers of second homes have been subject to an additional 3% supplement on the SDLT they pay.  This rule generally does not apply to individuals who buy and sell their main residence on the same day. However, where a seller has been unable (or unwilling) [...]

30 10, 2018

Budget 2018: Key points

By |2019-09-23T11:33:29+01:00October 30th, 2018|Corporate, Employment, Real Estate, Services, Tax|

There was more content to the Chancellor’s Budget than was expected.  Here are some of the most note-worthy announcements. Property As previously announced, with effect from April 2019, all non-residents who realise a gain on the sale of UK land, whether commercial or residential, will be subject to tax in the UK.  They will also be subject to tax on [...]

17 09, 2018

Energy Act 2011: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations 2015 (MEES) and the Impact on Landlords

By |2018-09-26T14:44:23+01:00September 17th, 2018|Real Estate, Real Estate|

New energy efficiency regulations are in place that may prevent a landlord renting out a building with an energy efficiency rating of F or G. Introduction From 1 April 2018, both residential and commercial landlords have had to ensure that their properties meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations 2015 (MEES). If a landlord holds an EPC showing an energy [...]

4 04, 2017

Shared Appreciation Mortgages – Potential Claim

By |2019-09-23T11:33:31+01:00April 4th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

Christopher Philpot, Senior Associate in Teacher Stern’s dispute resolution department, has been interviewed on the BBC’s One Show in relation to a potential claim being organised against both Bank of Scotland and Barclays for compensation relating to Shared Appreciation Mortgages that were sold between 1996 – 1998. The programme was aired on BBC One on Monday 3rd April 2017 at [...]

6 03, 2017

Meet Our Real Estate Team in Cannes During MIPIM 2017

By |2017-03-07T09:55:30+00:00March 6th, 2017|About Us, Our People, Real Estate, Real Estate|

A number of Partners from Teacher Stern's Real Estate team will be in Cannes from 13-17 March 2017 during MIPIM. If you would like to meet up with any of our team then please do get in touch with any of the following: Phil Berry – view Phil's contact details Laura Brown -view Laura's contact details Claire Gibson -view Claire's contact details Victoria [...]

7 02, 2017

Breakfast Seminar: Tax and Residential Property Structures

By |2017-02-07T11:59:38+00:00February 7th, 2017|About Us, Real Estate, Real Estate, Tax|

When: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 arrival from 8am for a 8:30am start Where: Teacher Stern Offices, 37 - 41 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JH What: A practical session on what to do with existing residential property structures from a tax perspective Who: Sarah Cardew, Tax Partner of Teacher Stern LLP and Michael Thomas, Tax Barrister of Pump Court Tax Chambers Places are limited, [...]

17 01, 2017

How BoS rushed borrowers on shared appreciation mortgages

By |2019-09-23T11:33:32+01:00January 17th, 2017|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

The details of how Bank of Scotland rushed older borrowers into hugely expensive mortgages where their debt rose with house prices have been revealed by a This is Money investigation. Evidence has emerged that the bank - which has previously been criticised for sharp sales practices - hurried customers approaching retirement into signing up to shared appreciation mortgages without financial [...]

5 12, 2016

Breakfast Seminar: Financial Risk Hedging 101

By |2016-12-05T13:06:41+00:00December 5th, 2016|Real Estate, Services|

What: A practical introduction to the concepts of hedging, focusing on interest rates and foreign exchange exposures. The seminar will address: Why is it needed? How is it documented? How is the decision taken? Why does it go wrong and what are the consequences? The seminar will last no more than 45 minutes with an opportunity to ask questions and [...]

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