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Building Your Own Home? You Need Professional Tax Advice
So-called DIY builders who ‘construct’ their own homes can reclaim VAT incurred in doing so. As one case…
Inheritance Tax Property Valuations – Don’t Dispense with Professional Advice
Residential property often represents the majority of a person’s wealth and valuing it for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes…
Elderly Property Seller Has Viable Defence to Breach of Contract Claim
Once you have exchanged contracts for the sale of a property, the general rule is that you are…
Rural Vicar Succeeds in Establishing Easement Over Neighbours’ Drive
Rights to make use of other people’s land – known as easements – often do not appear on…
Suspension on Award of Fire Brigade Safety Equipment Contract Maintained
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly in a public contract tendering exercise, you are anything…
Postman’s Bitten Fingers – High Court Issues Stern Warning to Dog Owners
The case of a postman whose fingers were bitten by a dog as he put them through a…
Homeowner Mis-Sold Solar Panels Awarded Thousands in Compensation
If you buy goods that fail to live up to a salesman’s hyperbole, you may be entitled to…
Planning Rules Do Not Require Preservation of Listed Buildings in Aspic
Planning rules do not require listed buildings to be preserved in aspic and changes that do no harm…
Non-Compete Agreements and Restraint of Trade – Supreme Court Ruling
Commercial negotiations routinely take place under the aegis of non-disclosure and non-compete agreements so that all involved can…
Placing a Property in Joint Names? Do You Understand the Consequences?
Loved ones who place properties in their joint names may not give any thought to the legal consequences…
Renting Out a Flat or House-Share? Do You Understand Your Tenants’ Rights?
Informal flat- or house-sharing presents a convenient way of life for many people, but what precisely is the…
What Does ‘Landlord’s Fixtures’ Mean? Court of Appeal Lays Down the Law
The term ‘landlord’s fixtures’ is ubiquitous in leases, but what exactly does it mean? In pondering that issue…
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