Ground rents to be outlawed for new residential lettings
The government has issued its response to last autumn’s consultation on its proposed ban on the sale of leasehold houses and on outlawing ground rents in new residential lettings.
Yet further complexity to be added to stamp duty rules for residential property?
HM Treasury has recently published a consultation document in relation to a proposed 1% Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge for non-UK residents purchasing residential property in England & Northern Ireland.
Amended MEES rules for residential landlords now in force
Recent changes made to the MEES regulations may require residential landlords to spend up to £3,500 of their own money per property in order to improve the energy efficiency of their portfolios.
Residential lease reform gathers pace
A new Select Committee report recommends more widespread reforms of residential leases.
Stamp Duty Land Tax: important changes from 1 March 2019
From 1 March 2019, the period allowed in England and Northern Ireland for filing a Stamp Duty Land Tax return and paying the tax reduces from 30 days to 14 days.
Scottish Land and Buildings Transaction Tax: changes from 25 January 2019
The Scottish government has approved plans to change Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) rates and bands for non- residential transactions and to increase the rate of the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS).
Change announced to how MEES affects residential landlords
Residential landlords will be required to spend up to £3,500 of their own money improving the energy efficiency of their properties.
The government pushes forward with residential leasehold reforms
The government is consulting on its plans to outlaw new leasehold houses and to ban ground rents. The consultation period lasts just six weeks.
Early service of gas safety certificates essential for new tenants
Private landlords have many legally imposed and unavoidable responsibilities towards tenants. However, recent court cases highlight the importance of serving certain prescribed information at the start of a tenancy - including gas safety certificates.