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UK Stamp Duty News in a Nutshell

The UK’s recently appointed Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, has this morning announced changes to the rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax payable in England and Northern Ireland. In a nutshell: The nil rate band has increased to £250,000 (from £125,000); The nil

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Embarking on Birmingham

After the announcement of our new premises in Oxford Circus, last week saw PCB with very much a national focus. We always receive a friendly reception when we visit what are fast becoming two of our favourite cities: Birmingham and

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Welcome to Wigmore Street

Since our celebrated merger with Benson Mazure last Spring, and further boosted by strong organic growth, we’ve been bulging at the seams in Baker Street and are proud to announce the opening of PCB’s new W1 London premises at Cavendish

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EXCLUSION CLAUSES- Be clear and unambiguous

The Court of Appeal have recently reached their decision  in Persimmon Homes v. Ove Arup Partners. In the High Court decision it was held that Ove Arup could rely on an exclusion clause they inserted in their appointment letter to avoid

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MIND THE (Registration) GAP

Stodday Land Limited and Ripway Properties v. W M Pye – this is a Court decision this month on the “registration gap” issue.  A buyer completed the purchase of a property, applied to the Land Registry to register the Transfer

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AST’s – make sure you create the perfect ending

It is now just over a year since the law changed as to how a landlord can validly end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. A timely reminder then on this important topic. A S.21 Notice (Housing Act 1988) must be served

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IHT for Non-Doms (residential property)

We have not seen the economic downturn predicted immediately after the Brexit decision but the pound lost significant value following the referendum result on 24 June 2016. Whilst the currency markets have been predicting further reductions in value of sterling

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