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Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Technology in the Property Industry

Hogan Lovells hosted the Reading Real Estate Foundation Breakfast Forum (RREF*) on 17 November 2017.  This year’s topic was: Technology in the Property Industry and provided digital food for thought from three key areas.

David Sleath (CEO of SEGRO) described the ways in which technology has changed the warehousing sector.  This includes how warehouse design Read More

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Budget shock for property industry: non-UK resident landlords to be taxed on UK property gains

Quietly, almost without any fanfare, a tax policy of more than 50 years designed to encourage overseas investment into UK real estate was reversed in the small print of the Budget. The announcement has provoked a storm across the property industry.

UK tax will apply to the disposal by non-UK residents of all UK property Read More

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Government issues draft Tenant Fees Bill banning residential letting fees

Earlier this year, we blogged on the government’s proposals to ban residential letting fees.  On 1 November, the government took the next step towards realising those proposals by publishing the draft Tenant Fees Bill.

The Draft Bill

The draft legislation bans landlords and agents in England from charging residential tenants and licensees fees or other Read More