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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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THE RISE AND RISE OF SHORT TERM LETTINGS

Thanks to the popularity of short term lettings, we are benefiting from a wealth of choice and flexibility in holiday accommodation. Wherever the destination, there will certainly be unique properties available at reasonable prices through short term lettings of private homes.  This has proved to be a highly successful formula which has produced great results

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Setting the boundaries: a new protocol for resolving disputes

When you hear the term “boundary dispute”, you probably imagine the following familiar set of circumstances: Two parties at loggerheads over a small strip of land. Entrenched positions holding sway over the legal and surveying considerations actually needed to resolve the dispute. A complex, chaotic and protracted dispute, even though there should be a well-worn

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Time for a Reminder

Timing is everything, they say, and nowhere is that more true than in the law of contract, where a failure to meet a deadline can have serious commercial and practical ramifications for the parties. In this blog Tim Reid has pulled together a reminder of some of the most common rules affecting commercial contracts connected

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What is the “Staircase Tax”?

There has been a lot of comment in recent weeks about the so-called “staircase tax” and its impact on small businesses, especially focussing on its retroactive effect and the fact that business occupiers are having to pay tax for previous years that wasn’t demanded from them.  At first blush, this all sounds very unlike the

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RPI and SDLT – the silver lining of a flawed measure of inflation

With the Retail Prices Index back in the news again after rail commuters were hit by the biggest annual increase in fares for five years, the debate has resurfaced about whether it is time for the RPI to “RIP”.  The Office for National Statistics has reiterated its assertion that the index is a “flawed” measure