Housing & Planning Bill Reaches House Of Lords
On the 17th November 2015 the Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 (‘the Bill’) reached the committee stage of the House of Lords.
Planning Dispute Over Hidden Castle
The High Court heard this week how a farmer who hid an illegally built four-bedroom castle behind a haystack has been told he faces jail unless he knocks it down.
Help To Buy ISA For First Time Buyers
A new Government Scheme is due to be launched this month offering to help first-time buyers to save a deposit for their first home.
Shared Ownership Consultation
A government consultation has started to improve the resale process of shared ownership properties.
Housing Market Boom Continues
New reports suggest that house sales have reached their highest level since the financial crisis in 2008/2009.
Buyers & Borrowers Benefit From Reduced Land Registry Fees
The Land Registration Fee Order 2014 (“the Order”) came into force on 17th March 2014.
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Government Announces Stamp Duty Holiday
As you may have heard, the Government has today announced changes to the stamp duty payable in England and Northern Ireland. This means reduced rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will apply for residential properties purchased from 8 July 2020 until 31 March 2021 inclusive.
BHW Once Again Named East Midlands’ Most ‘Highly Commended’ Conveyancing Firm
BHW has received the award for the East Midlands’ most 'highly commended' conveyancing firm for the second year running.
BHW Shortlisted for Conveyancing Firm of the Year
BHW Solicitors have been shortlisted for Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year 2019.
Buyers and Tenants Beware
The first of March will see a significant change to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) filing. From this date, the deadline to submit a SDLT return will reduce from 30 days to 14 days. This deadline applies to both residential and commercial property.
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