Teacher Stern is delighted to announce being recommended in seven practice areas in this year's edition of the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. This year's results see Teacher Stern ranked in four additional practice areas compared to the previous year, with eight lawyers recommended. Joint Managing Partners David Salisbury and David Irwin, the “acutely [...]
What are the changes? The Government is consulting on changes which will mean that non-domiciles can no longer escape a UK IHT charge on UK residential property by owning it through an offshore vehicle such as a company or trust. The period for consultation runs until 20 October 2016 and the changes will come into effect from 6 April 2017. [...]
Laura Bushaway highlights a number of changes to be implemented by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 in relation to landlords/property managers of residential properties in England. The Act was approved by Parliament on 12 May 2016. Below are some key provisions of the Act. These are not currently in force:- Limitation of administration charges The Act empowers Courts, the First-Tier Tribunal [...]
Laura Bushaway examines the Court of Appeal decision in Jewelcraft Limited v. (1) Paul Pressland and (2) Justin Pressland  which gave further guidance on when mixed-use properties will qualify as a house. The Supreme Court has recently refused permission for the decision to be appealed on grounds that it did not raise an arguable point of law. The appeal [...]
Laura Bushaway and Michael Daniels examine the new regime for landlords and their agents to carry out immigration checks on tenants prior to the grant of tenancies and the requirement for certain properties to be licensed under selective licensing schemes operated by local authorities in some areas of the UK. Right to Rent: Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order [...]
Section 21 Notices: Changes from 1 October 2015 Following our article in March regarding the proposed changes to the way landlords may obtain possession of Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs), Laura Bushaway provides an update on the changes to Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 as a result of the Deregulation Act 2015, which will come into force on 1 [...]
Teacher Stern has been ranked in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500; the leading guide to law firms in the UK. Teacher Stern received rankings in Commercial Litigation, Property Finance & Sport.
As the Deregulation Bill 2015 makes its way through Parliament, Laura Bushaway and Zoe Athill examine the proposals which will affect Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.....
Since 1997 the average cost of a house in London has increased from around £98,000 to a staggering £580,000. For those fortunate enough to have owned a property since 1997 the return on this investment has been substantial, that is, unless you were unfortunate enough to have been sold a Shared Appreciation Mortgage by Barclays or Bank of Scotland (BOS) [...]