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New leaseholds to be abolished

January 2018

We look at the impact on co-housing & community-led housing

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard: what is it and how will it affect you?

November 2017

As from April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) could prevent landlords from letting properties with low EPC ratings.

The new Electronic Communications Code

November 2017

Statutory rights enjoyed by electronic communications operators are set to change.

Caretakers' accommodation

September 2017

A reminder of the issues that can arise with school accommodation and how to deal with them.

Wrigleys Solicitors strengthens its teams this summer

August 2017

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Neil Whitaker, Donna Radcliffe and Katie Derry to its Leeds office.

On the Brink – A Co-housing community in Sheffield

July 2017

Wrigleys has been involved in this interesting proposal to re-use an unloved NHS office building for a co-housing scheme.

Perpetual affordability - a key aim for community-led housing

June 2017

We are often asked is how to make housing affordable in perpetuity. There is no easy answer, though this article explores a possible solution.

Obscure law that community housing groups need to know

June 2017

Did you know that landlords (incl community housing landlords) are obliged to consult with tenants under 'long term tenancy agreements'?

Ground rents

June 2017

Unfair hidden ground rent costs on new builds has hit the press recently. We consider the effect on community-led housing groups using leaseholds.

Have you reviewed your Will following the 2017 inheritance tax changes?

May 2017

We consider why some solicitors have chosen not to advise their clients on the Residence Nil-Rate Band tax saving opportunity.

Community-Led Housing: A Glossary of Legal Terms

May 2017

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 trustees criticised for selling property too cheaply

April 2017

Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.

Stamp duty land tax – members beware

April 2017

Members of community led housing groups could find themselves having to meet SDLT liabilities earlier than expected.

A helpful case on business rates

April 2017

Community-led housing & other organisations welcome a common sense decision that business rates may not be payable during significant building works.

Confused about stamp duty land tax?

January 2017

An article for community led housing groups featuring a link to HMRC's SDLT calculator and a summary of potential traps

Important case for almshouse charities

December 2016

The Court of Appeal confirms the status of almshouse residents

Good news for self builders

December 2016

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.

Strategic timing and the forthcoming business rate changes

October 2016

London based businesses face sharp rises in rates from April 2017, but businesses in the Midlands and North may benefit.

Property investors alerted following rentcharges case

October 2016

Nominal sums are often paid to niche companies who hold hundreds of rentcharges. This case warns buyers about property subject to rentcharges.

Protect your property from fraud

July 2016

By pretending to be you, fraudsters can try to sell or mortgage your property. We consider what you can do to protect yourself.

Case decides in landowner's favour regarding common land

May 2016

Is it possible to register new rights of common over land already registered as common land? "No" says Court of Appeal

Partner promotions at Wrigleys Solicitors

May 2016

Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.

Wrigleys welcomes rural property specialists

April 2016

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Maria Graylen and Caroline Hawcroft who have recently joined the firm's Rural Property team.

New higher SDLT rates for community housing

April 2016

Community groups may end up paying a higher rate of stamp duty when buying a residential property.

Potential business rates savings for academies

January 2016

As a charity, occupying and using school premises for school purposes, academies are entitled to an 80% reduction in their business rates.

Schools advised to check LA Asbestos Reports

January 2016

On conversion, local authorities often provide schools with their asbestos reports. Unfortunately these reports are sometimes inaccurate.

Schools' duties to protect...trespassers

January 2016

A recent case resulted in a £2 million fine to the landowner following the death of a boy critically injured whilst trespassing.

Update on Stamp Duty rise for additional properties

January 2016

HMRC has now opened a consultation as to how this SDLT rise would operate. Although open to change, this article summarises the initial proposal.

Sharp rise in SDLT for buy to let landlords and second home owners

December 2015

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.

Residential landlords required to check immigration status of tenants

December 2015

From 1 February 2016, all private residential landlords will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK.

ASTs and Farm Workers - Existing and New Requirements

November 2015

Guidance for agricultural landowners on NEW rules effective from October 2015 and a reminder of the rules relating to agricultural workers.

Is the Government wild enough about the Wildlife Bill?

November 2015

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.

Changes to procedures to end a residential tenancy

November 2015

Practical tips for residential landlords following the introduction of extra protection for tenants.

Wrigleys Solicitors welcome new lawyers

September 2015

Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.

Update on the Mexfield issue

September 2015

The latest in a line of cases causing problems for fully mutual housing associations and cooperatives. Emma Ridge gives guidance on the issue.

Budget 2015 - Tax changes for private landlords

July 2015

In an unexpected announcement in the 2015 Budget, a valuable tax relief available for private landlords has been severely restricted.

Tour de Wrigleys

July 2015

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.

Reminders for residential landlords

July 2015

Download a free guide for landlords on how to stay within the law when charging tenants a service charge.

Increased burden for residential landlords - FURTHER UPDATE

June 2015

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 expand Charity and Property teams

May 2015

Wrigleys welcomes the arrival of Laura Moss to its charity team and Alexandra Hempsey to its commercial property and education property teams.

Ross Poldark and Mundic Degradation

April 2015

David French discusses the link between the BBC's Poldark and buying property in the South West.

Wrigleys staff become Dementia Friends

March 2015

Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!

Deadline approaching for multi-let landlords

December 2014

Important rules come into force on 30 April 2015 for landlords of multi-let buildings with centralised heating, cooling or hot water systems.

Matthew Wrigley wins this year’s Presidents’ Award

October 2014

We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Service to reduce red tape for co-housing groups and community developers

August 2014

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.

Paying For Residential Care: A Guide For Private Client Practitioners. – A new publication from Wrigleys

Our book launch saw solicitor and author Austin Thornton introduce his book; Paying For Residential Care: A Guide For Private Client Practitioners

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Carillion and schools

There has been a lot in the news about the appointment of a liquidator for Carillion and what this could mean for existing contracts with schools.

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Community rights

This article sets out a summary of the community rights and powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and how they can be used by community groups.

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Religious life:

Date: 21 Feb 2018

Venue: Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral, St Anne's Street, Leeds

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The Academies Event 2018: The future of state schooling

Date: 28 Feb 2018

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The 2nd Regional Learning Improvement and Innovation Show

Date: 01 Mar 2018

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