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Mark Carlisle

Land, Horses & The Law

Posted by Mark Carlisle on November 15th 2016 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All .

Introduction

If you are considering allowing horses onto your land it is important to seek legal and tax advice.  You should consider the most appropriate type of agreement to use as it is not always obvious.

1.         Horses for purely recreational use

When there is no business element we would advise a licence or...

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Richard Glanville

Shared Ownership – pros and cons.

Posted by Richard Glanville on October 20th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Shared ownership continues to be an attractive option for many people with the price of a home now unaffordable for many.  However, although shared ownership looks as if it is a cheaper option, it is not without risks and these are often not made very clear at the beginning of...

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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

Banks mortgage interest in a home

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 19th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Where a bank allowed mortgage debtors to sell their family home to pay off part of their debts and buy a smaller home for their daughter in her name, on condition that it had a charge over the new home to secure the remaining indebtedness, but the new charge was...

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Victoria Emmett

When should a person’s dying wishes be ignored?

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 4th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

In a case that is being keenly followed by the charity sector, a disputed will has recently been sent to the Court of Appeal to determine whether an estranged daughter is entitled to money from her mother’s estate.   

This case will examine in detail the extent to which a person’s wishes,...

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Mark Ollier

Budget 2016 Stamp Duty Changes

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 16th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

The government first announced higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties in last year’s autumn statement and spending review. The higher rates, which will be three percentage points above current SDLT rates, come into force from 1 April.

The government originally proposed an exemption for large-scale investors,...

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