We look at an example of utilising school land and property, and how the school and academy trust should act.
The community-led housing sector received welcome news this July, the fund provides grant funding for community groups in early stage of development.
This article considers the risks of allowing japanese knotweed to spread on your land and the steps which a landowner can take.
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.
We look at the impact on co-housing & community-led housing
As from April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) could prevent landlords from letting properties with low EPC ratings.
Statutory rights enjoyed by electronic communications operators are set to change.
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Neil Whitaker, Donna Radcliffe and Katie Derry to its Leeds office.
We are often asked is how to make housing affordable in perpetuity. There is no easy answer, though this article explores a possible solution.
Did you know that landlords (incl community housing landlords) are obliged to consult with tenants under 'long term tenancy agreements'?
Unfair hidden ground rent costs on new builds has hit the press recently. We consider the effect on community-led housing groups using leaseholds.
We consider why some solicitors have chosen not to advise their clients on the Residence Nil-Rate Band tax saving opportunity.
This glossary is intended to help those new to the community-led housing sector understand some of the terminology which crops up from time to time.
Community-led housing & other organisations welcome a common sense decision that business rates may not be payable during significant building works.
An article for community led housing groups featuring a link to HMRC's SDLT calculator and a summary of potential traps
Local authorities now have a statutory duty to meet local demand for self build and custom build. Groups should register for land in their area.
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
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Maria Graylen and Caroline Hawcroft who have recently joined the firm's Rural Property team.
A recent case resulted in a £2 million fine to the landowner following the death of a boy critically injured whilst trespassing.
As a charity, occupying and using school premises for school purposes, academies are entitled to an 80% reduction in their business rates.
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.
Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.
The latest in a line of cases causing problems for fully mutual housing associations and cooperatives. Emma Ridge gives guidance on the issue.
A group of our staff cycled 40 miles across the Yorkshire hills, between the Sheffield and Leeds offices to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.
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.
David French discusses the link between the BBC's Poldark and buying property in the South West.
Important rules come into force on 30 April 2015 for landlords of multi-let buildings with centralised heating, cooling or hot water systems.
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.