Residential property news

Law Commission proposals for reform of Enfranchisement process

Iris-Ann Stapleton provides an opinion piece about the Law Commission's recent enfranchisement reform proposals. Click below to read more. ...

The Pitfalls of AirBnB in the London Leasehold Property Market

Laura Owens features in this month's edition of the Clapham Property News. Click on the images below to read more.      ...

Common law marriage is a myth! What really happens to the assets when unmarried couples break up.

Saturday 18 August has been reported as the most common day in 2018 to tie the knot in the UK. However, since the early 1970s, the number of people actually getting married has steadily decreased, dropping a further 3.4% last year. There have been many...

Henry Boustred and Sons Solicitors acquired by Streathers Solicitors

We are pleased to announce that with effect from 15 June 2018 Henry Boustred and Sons Solicitors was acquired by Streathers Solicitors. The new office will be known as Streathers Boustreds and continues to practice from 18 Highgate High Street.  Peter,...

Streathers Wins a Place on the Filmworks Development in Ealing

Streathers’ team has won a place on the Filmworks development's panel of solicitors, alongside leading firms. The Filmworks development by St George consists of contemporary 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses along with...

Spring Cleaning

UK tax legislation changes constantly. A new tax year is always a good opportunity to ensure you are abreast of these changes, to review your personal affairs and to make adjustments if necessary. Additional inheritance tax free allowance From 6 April...

Government Announces Stamp Duty Land Tax Change on Certain Lease Extensions

Iris-Ann Stapleton provides an Opinion piece in News on the Block about the effects of the Autumn 2017 Budget on higher rate SDLT charges. Click below to read more. Iris-Ann and her colleague in the leasehold enfranchisement department, Rebecca...

Felicity Sergeant Interviewed in The New York Times On House Hunting in the Cotswolds

Felicity Sergeant has recently been interviewed by the New York Times on House Hunting in the Cotswolds. Click below to read more.   Felicity Sergeant is a partner in our Property department and she specialises in buying and selling...

Iris-Ann Stapleton looks at the procedure for lease extensions when buying and selling a short lease

Iris-Ann Stapleton provides a concise explanation of the process of statutory lease extensions when buying and selling a short lease in the Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Special Feature of News on the Block. If you are considering extending your...

Restrictive covenants and permitted development

Developers will be interested in two recent cases: In the first, the High Court held that if a residential basement involves engineering operations amounting to a "separate activity of substance", express planning permission from the local...
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