We answer the questions most asked by our clients about the recently announced Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday.
HMRC to Allow Applications for Post-Transaction Refunds Based on the Replacement of Main Residence Exemption Outside of the Usual 3 Year Time Limit.
The Tenant Fees Act prohibits many fees landlords might charge other than basics like rent, deposit, and utilities. Are all your charges permitted?
Further emergency measures are to be introduced to protect tenants from landlords 'aggressively' pursuing rent arrears.
We consider important steps to take in this lock down period in relation to your property insurance.
This article addresses some of the types of insurance potentially relevant during the current COVID-19 pandemic and related effects on businesses.
The MEES regulations prohibit the grant of any new leases of buildings with an energy efficiency rating as shown on an EPC of below an E.
We consider the recent findings of government research regarding the approach of UK lenders in relation to properties affected by Japanese knotweed.
Potentially, a couple could have a combined inheritance tax nil rate band of £1m from 6th April 2020.
We highlight the statutory rights benefitting telecoms operators and how these could affect plans to carry out works to school property.
The community-led housing sector received welcome news this July, the fund provides grant funding for community groups in early stage of development.
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.
Commonhold was trumpeted as a new system of landholding when it was introduced about 15 years ago but is being looked at again now.
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.
A reminder of the issues that can arise with school accommodation and how to deal with them.
Wrigleys has been involved in this interesting proposal to re-use an unloved NHS office building for a co-housing scheme.
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'?
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.
Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.
Community-led housing & other organisations welcome a common sense decision that business rates may not be payable during significant building works.
The Court of Appeal confirms the status of almshouse residents
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.
By pretending to be you, fraudsters can try to sell or mortgage your property. We consider what you can do to protect yourself.
Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.
Community groups may end up paying a higher rate of stamp duty when buying a residential property.
On conversion, local authorities often provide schools with their asbestos reports. Unfortunately these reports are sometimes inaccurate.
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.
Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.
In an unexpected announcement in the 2015 Budget, a valuable tax relief available for private landlords has been severely restricted.
Download a free guide for landlords on how to stay within the law when charging tenants a service charge.
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.
Wrigleys welcomes the arrival of Laura Moss to its charity team and Alexandra Hempsey to its commercial property and education property teams.
Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!
Important rules come into force on 30 April 2015 for landlords of multi-let buildings with centralised heating, cooling or hot water systems.
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.