Blog and Comment

Blog and Comment

25 February 2015

Shared ownership and repairing obligations

Simone Ritchieposted bySimone Ritchie Senior Associate

Whilst traditionally, most shared ownership leasehold properties were dealt with by Registered Providers of Social Housing (“Registered Providers”), now, private developers are also able to grant shared ownership leases. As a result, an increasing number of shared ownership flats are being located in developments where the private sector freeholder owns the building rather than the Registered Providers. The knock on effect of this however is confusion over the responsibility for repairing obligations.... Read more

18 February 2015Mediation

Dramatic increase in Court Fees set for April 2015

Peter Rolphposted byPeter Rolph Managing Partner

Court fees for claims over £10,000 are set to dramatically increase in April 2015. The controversial move, which has drawn criticism from Judges as being a restriction on access to justice, will see fees charged at 5% of the value of the claim, with a cap at £10,000 for claims with a value of £200,000 plus.... Read more

26 January 2015Tax

Tax changes for Non UK Domiciled individuals

Sue Adamsposted bySue Adams Partner

Many individuals resident in the UK on a long term, but not permanent basis, are 'domiciled' in another country. As such, they are entitled to pay income and capital gains tax on their foreign income and capital gains on the 'Remittance Basis'. This can often be sensible option, but the rules and charges involved are set to change this year so it’s important to plan ahead.... Read more