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Could a reduction in Stamp Duty Land Tax help kick-start the property market?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is urging the Government to introduce an emergency stamp duty holiday to help revitalise the post-pandemic housing market. This is a measure that we would certainly support.

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Your coronavirus house buying questions answered

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many, if not all, areas of our personal and business lives. But one area that has ground to a halt is the housing market. So if you were in the process of buying a house, or were looking whilst the lockdown took effect, we have put together a few FAQs for house buying during coronavirus.

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Will super sub Sunak stamp down on property tax rates?

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After only 27 days in the role, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak is ready to reveal his first ever budget, the UK’s first in over 18 months and first as a Non-EU member state in over 40 years. Although no one can be certain what will be inside the famous red box, from the Prime Minister and Chancellor’s comments within the last few months, it is likely we will see Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) take the stage in some way.

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A barn-storming idea – as featured in Financial Times

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We have an unconverted barn in our garden which we are planning to convert into a holiday let.  We have the planning permission, but will we need to tell the tax man?

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9 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Professional advisers hit new targets at outdoor activities day

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Bankers, accountants, financial advisers and estate agents joined solicitors from Withy King’s Wealth Protection team for camaraderie and networking at an outdoor, multi-activity day involving quad bikes, shooting and archery. Around 60 professional advisers from businesses in Wiltshire and Bath …

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Agri-news: Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) closes 10 July

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While the application deadline of 15 June 2015 for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) has now passed, it is possible to submit late BPS applications and to make changes to BPS applications until midnight on 10 July 2015.

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Conservation covenants – what do they mean?

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Further recommendations have been made this month for the introduction of a new statutory scheme for conservation covenants in England and Wales.

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20 August 2014 0 Comments Posted in Agriculture & Rural Business

CAP Reform update

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A further update on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes in England has been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with a focus on greening and how it works in practice.

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24 July 2014 0 Comments Posted in Agriculture & Rural Business

Disabled access law – the effects on farmers

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Many farmers might not consider that their farm and workplace need to be accessible for those with disabilities, but the Equality Act sets out that this should be the case where there is public access.

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Can I sell Mum’s home to fund her care?

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Question: My mother gave me Lasting Power of Attorney over her affairs. She appointed me jointly and severally with my sister, who lives in Australia. She now has dementia and needs to move into a specialist residential care home. We will have to sell her house to pay for her care fees. Can I do this on my own or do I need to involve my sister?

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Were we hung out to dry over flooding?

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Question: A part of our village is flooded. The water is currently quite a way from us but it is still rising and we are concerned about our house. We have been told that even if our home does not flood, there could still be a detrimental effect when we try to sell it in the future. Shouldn’t this have come up when we bought the place just over a year ago?

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24 September 2013 0 Comments Posted in News

Our new build and plot sales team is launched

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With the appointment of our two new property experts we are pleased to launch our dedicated new build and plot sales team. Residential property solicitor Beth Heley joins our expanding property team from Goughs in Corsham. She has a solid …

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