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When will register of beneficial ownership by overseas companies be introduced?

The government has confirmed to parliament its timetable for the introduction of a public register of beneficial ownership of UK property by overseas entities. This follows on from the government’s consultation in April 2017 on establishing such a register which we blogged on last year (see here). In December 2017, the government confirmed that it

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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 charges

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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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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