There are many reasons a property might be left unoccupied, but this poses additional risks and requirements for insurance.
The first stage of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard came into force in April 2018, affecting schools that act as landlords for their properties.
In this article we look at what action can be taken to specifically safeguard against forgery of documents relating to ownership of your property.
As from April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) could prevent landlords from letting properties with low EPC ratings.
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Neil Whitaker, Donna Radcliffe and Katie Derry to its Leeds office.
Wrigleys has been involved in this interesting proposal to re-use an unloved NHS office building for a co-housing scheme.
Did you know that landlords (incl community housing landlords) are obliged to consult with tenants under 'long term tenancy agreements'?
We are often asked is how to make housing affordable in perpetuity. There is no easy answer, though this article explores a possible solution.
We consider why some solicitors have chosen not to advise their clients on the Residence Nil-Rate Band tax saving opportunity.
Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.
London based businesses face sharp rises in rates from April 2017, but businesses in the Midlands and North may benefit.
Nominal sums are often paid to niche companies who hold hundreds of rentcharges. This case warns buyers about property subject to rentcharges.
Is it possible to register new rights of common over land already registered as common land? "No" says Court of Appeal
HMRC has now opened a consultation as to how this SDLT rise would operate. Although open to change, this article summarises the initial proposal.
The 2015 autumn statement announced a rise in the rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for the purchase of additional homes and buy to let properties.
From 1 February 2016, all private residential landlords will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK.
Guidance for agricultural landowners on NEW rules effective from October 2015 and a reminder of the rules relating to agricultural workers.
Landowners should take note. The Bill is not intended to introduce new law but there is a new offence that landowners should be aware of.
Practical tips for residential landlords following the introduction of extra protection for tenants.
A court has given landlords extra work to do by requiring deposits to be re-registered when a tenant remains in a property after an initial tenancy.
We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.
A new service will allow developers, including co-housing groups, to make enquiries about any plot of land easily, and well in advance of purchase.