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Mark Ollier

A Year Of Challenge For Buy To Let Landlords

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 12th 2017 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

The next 12 months will be a challenging time for buy-to-let investors as tax changes take effect, the stamp duty surcharge continues to bite and new rules come into play with regard to lettings.

Landlords face changes to Mortgage Tax Relief which will be phased in from April 2017. The Society...

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Mark Ollier

Airbnb Type Lettings in Leasehold Properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 20th 2016 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

A Tribunal case has been reported about using a residential flat for Airbnb accommodation. In this case a Lease contained a covenant not use the premises… “for any purpose whatsoever other than as a private residence”.

Air Bnb is a letting room website – (there are others!) – whereby ordinary members...

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Mark Ollier

Energy Act 2011

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

We are certain that all of our clients are now familiar with the requirement to provide an Energy Performance Certificate for any building that is being sold or let and furthermore are aware that the EPC Rating must be put on the property particulars and no marketing can commence until...

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Mark Ollier

A new Court of Appeal decision on Landlords Repairing Obligations

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 11th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

There is a new case on landlords repairing obligations that you need to know about.  Edwards v Kumarasamy.

Mr Edwards was a tenant renting a flat from Mr Kumarasamy.  This case is about his claim for compensation when he tripped on an uneven paving slab on the outside path to the...

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Property Redress Schemes for tenancies

Posted on February 9th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

All letting agents and property managers need to know that from 1 October 2014, you must belong to one of the three government approved property redress schemes or you could be fined up to £5,000.

Agents or property managers control valuable assets that hold huge amounts of other people's money and...

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Frances Griffiths

Selling a Business? Beware of your Duty of Disclosure

Posted by Frances Griffiths on September 30th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

In a case which underlines the need for both full and accurate disclosure of potential liabilities when selling a business, a lawyer who failed to reveal the existence of a potentially substantial negligence claim against his firm before disposing of it will receive a lesser sum for its sale, following...

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