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Sanjeev Harash

Gifting large sums of money

Posted by Sanjeev Harash on October 21st 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

Giving large sums of money as a gift, whether for a young person to buy a home or to a partner, comes with a host of potential financial traps.

Any gift is tax-free, provided the person making it lives for seven more years. So giving a deposit for a home should not...

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Katrina Short

Selling a property with boundary discrepancies

Posted by Katrina Short on September 26th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

When selling a property, it is important to establish at the offset if the Land Registry title plan, or title deeds of the property is unregistered, corresponds accurately with the physical nature of the property and thereby sufficiently records the extent of land to be sold.

It can sometimes be the...

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Mark Ollier

Drones and Listed Buildings

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 23rd 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

The Daily Telegraph reported in April 2019 that local authorities had been granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones for commercial purposes.

They have been used for monitoring extension works and other exterior alterations including those to Listed Buildings and properties in rural areas where access is difficult.

Alterations...

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Mark Ollier

Concern over Rentcharges

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 22nd 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

In modern housing estates, the use of estate rentcharges has been a popular trend over the last 2  decades. For example there may be, what are in effect service charges for an estate, maybe for maintenance and repair of playparks, communal lighting and landscaped areas which may not be particularly...

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Mark Ollier

Investigating the Leasehold Housing Market

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

On the 11th June this year the Competition and Markets Authority or CMA announced an investigation into a potential breaches of Consumer Protection law in the Leasehold Housing Market.   The concerns raised by the CMA include a potential miss selling of leasehold properties, and potentially onerous and unfair contract terms...

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Mark Ollier

Cap on Tenancy Deposits

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

Those involved in the rented sector should note that on residential tenancies, with effect from the 1st June 2019 there has been a cap on tenancy deposits.   The maximum deposit that can be taken is 5 weeks rent unless the annual rent is £50,000 or more when 6 weeks rent...

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