Blog and Comment

Blog and Comment

18 February 2016Tax

New Rules for Landlords of Buy-To-Let Properties

Sue Adamsposted bySue Adams Partner

Landlords of residential buy-to-let properties are being hit from all sides at present, with new rules coming into force from April 2017. Changes include what level of finance costs can be deducted from income before profit and a proposed new additional 3% stamp duty land tax charge on the purchase of properties additional to a person’s main home.... Read more

6 February 2016Wills

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Plan ahead whilst you can

Sue Adamsposted bySue Adams Partner

According to research from the Alzheimer’s Society 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 in the UK have some form of dementia. Many assume that, should the worst happen, their family can just walk into their bank and pay for their care, as ‘next of kin’. Sadly this simply is not the case. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney (Property & Affairs) in place, family members will be left with no alternative but to apply to the court for a deputy order, which can be a long and costly process. ... Read more

17 December 2015

An end to the long running saga of M&S

Simone Ritchieposted bySimone Ritchie Senior Associate

The Court of Appeal has reversed the decision of the High Court in the controversial case of Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd and ruled unanimously for the landlords.... Read more