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Residential Reflections Each quarter, we ask our experts in the Residential Conveyancing team to reflect on an interesting piece of news, work or a case within their sector. In this edition of the Residential Newsletter, we consider some of the practical problems faced by our experts when submitting applications to the Land Registry: “Every month, […]

National leading law firm Freeths has promoted Partner James Hart to lead the Real Estate team across the Midlands region, and Patrick Adie has also been named National Head of Housebuilding & Strategic Land. James is now responsible for coordinating the firm’s Real Estate teams across its four Midlands offices in Birmingham, Derby, Leicester and […]

Residential Reflections Each quarter, we ask our experts in the Residential Conveyancing team to reflect on an interesting piece of news, work, or a case within their sector. This edition of the Residential Newsletter focusses on the day of completion. Completing on the sale or purchase of a property is often an exciting time, for […]

The much-anticipated Autumn Budget was announced yesterday, with Rishi Sunak delivering some measures which will be of interest to residential property developers. Firstly, the rumoured increase in the rates of capital gains tax did not materialise. This means landowners, promoters and housebuilders can breathe a sigh of relief that option agreements and promotion agreements which […]

Residential Newsletter – Spring 2021 Meet the team: Claire Yarrow 1. How long have you worked at Freeths and why did you decide to join the firm? I have worked at Freeths since March 2019. I decided to join the firm as I wanted to work for a national firm with an excellent reputation. 2. […]

Capital gains tax liability when selling a property: What’s changed? With the UK-wide coronavirus lockdown taking effect in March, the usual tax changes scheduled for the start of April may have slipped under the radar. As the property market in England starts to pick up, below we remind you of the capital gains tax (CGT) […]

Having endured very little movement in UK residential property due to Brexit negotiations and now the unprecedented position faced as a result of COVID-19, you’d be forgiven for wondering if there will be any inward investment into the UK in the foreseeable future. This might however be a rather short-sighted view. I was kindly invited […]

Last Updated: 16:20, 1st September 2020 In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the first phase of easing of lockdown restrictions, the government has updated its guidance to allow people in England to move homes where this can happen safely and in line with social distancing guidelines. A link to the government’s full announcement can […]

Last updated 12:10, 07 June 2021 In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the government introduced emergency measures to protect all renters and private landlords. These have now been updated and we summarise as follows:  The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1290) (Regulations) came into force […]

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