UK Government abandons higher Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) targets, providing relief for landlords.
This article covers the changes made in the Charities Act 2022 to the restrictions on dispositions of charity property in Part 7 Charities Act 2011.
We are delighted to have Clair Douglas, Sadia Ali, Jonathan Earnshaw and Alasdair Inglis join the firm.
We are delighted to welcome Gabrielle Allen to the Sheffield Property team
Details of, and comments on, the recently launched HMRC consultation on reforms to the SDLT mixed property and multiple dwellings relief rules.
We look at property fraud and how the Land Registry can help prevent it.
The UK Government has recently announced an update to its Home Building Fund which could be of great use to community led housing projects in England.
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.
Wrigleys looks at the ways that electric vehicles could benefit estates and rural landowners.
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.
Members of community led housing groups could find themselves having to meet SDLT liabilities earlier than expected.
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.
On conversion, local authorities often provide schools with their asbestos reports. Unfortunately these reports are sometimes inaccurate.
A recent case resulted in a £2 million fine to the landowner following the death of a boy critically injured whilst trespassing.
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.