There’s no 2019 election manifesto yet, but Mishcon de Reya has summarised everything that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has proposed about property and wealth-related taxation over the last few years into a handy crib sheet. Some punchy measures have been mooted – including replacing Stamp Duty with an annual levy based on property values… “For those buying a residential property to live in themselves, consider waiting until after the Election,” advises the law firm.
New septic tank regulations require all homes not connected to a mains sewage network to review, upgrade or replace their non-mains system by the 1st January 2020; failure to comply may delay a property sale, warns Hamptons
The number of UK building and property firms getting into financial hot water has escalated in the last few years. In this briefing note, lawyers Simon Lewis and Philippa Jones explore the common causes of construction insolvency – and and how to protect your position if insolvency occurs.
“Political, financial and environmental forces are collectively disrupting the future of housing delivery,” says Savills, while technological advances are forging a considerable evolution within the construction industry
Barrister Katrina Mather of Hardwicke Chambers explores the realities of the Tenant Fees ban, a “slightly peculiar piece of legislation” that came into force on 1st June
The impact of ICMS 2 “shouldn’t be underestimated”, says RICS’ Director of Professional Standards
The Government’s new housing design manual, aimed at property developers and architects, offers “planning practice guidance for beautiful, enduring and successful places”
The number of branded residential developments around the world has escalated by 195% in the last decade, reports Savills, and the hotelier-dominated sector is set for more significant growth in the coming years as more lifestyle brands enter the market…
Property advisors should look to more traditional consumer brands for inspiration on how to engage clients, says Chris Dietz of LeadingRE
Building a new house is probably one of the most exciting and creative adventures one will ever embark on, but there is no doubt it is daunting. However, help is at hand. In this second of two parts, the team at Redbook Agency, helmed by former Country Life editor Sandy Mitchell, walks us through the process of creating the perfect new country residence.
An extraordinary and little-noticed change has swept over the countryside in the past 10 years. Building a new house used to be a minority interest, but now as many as half of the people looking to buy a house consider building a new one from scratch. Estate agents and property-search agents report that the chase is on to find the ideal site for competing buyers. In this first of two parts, the team at Redbook Agency, helmed by former Country Life editor Sandy Mitchell, walks us through the process of creating the perfect new country residence.