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  • Stamp Duty Land Tax

    Stamp Duty Land Tax Stamp Duty Land Tax is a tax paid when buying a house above a certain value and is collected by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Your solicitor will usually prepare a financial statement before completion of your house purchase, and collect the stamp duty payment from you before paying this money […]

  • HMO Quarterly Employment Bulletin – October 2014

    HMO Quarterly Employment Bulletin – October 2014   The National Mimimum Wage. From 1 October 2014 the National Minimum Wage rates have increased as follows; The adult rate from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour. The rate for 18 – 20 year olds from £5.03 to £5.13 per hour. The rate for 16 – 17 year […]

  • The Right to Manage

    The Right to Manage   For more than 10 years, leaseholders fulfilling certain criteria have been able to exercise a right to manage their residential block of flats. Where owners of the flats are unhappy with the way that the block is being run by their Landlord or managing agent, following a fixed set of […]

  • HMO Quarterly Employment Bulletin – June 2014

    HMO Quarterly Employment Bulletin – June 2014 The World Cup. As many will be aware the 2014 FIFA World Cup takes place in Brazil between Thursday 12 June 2014 and Sunday 13 July 2014. The tournament can generate a variety of problems for employers who will face the following issues during this period; Requests for […]

  • HMO Quarterly Employment Bulletin – March 2014

    HMO Quarterly Employment Bulletin – March 2014 This bulletin covers the changes brought in to TUPE by new regulations. These regulations came into effect on 31 January 2014 and update 2006 regulations.staff party is to boost morale and foster team spirit, if not handled properly the reverse affect can be achieved and an employer exposed […]

  • Live Music and Other Deregulation

    Live Music and Other Deregulation The Licensing Act 2003 which came into force in 2005 created a concept of regulated entertainment. Schedule 1 of that Act listed the activities which required licensing and for which a Premises Licence had to be sought. Some smaller venues fell shy of the cost and bureaucracy of applying for […]