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Capital gains tax reform for landlords and second-home owners?

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Rishi Sunak is considering an overhaul to CGT which could lead to those with second homes and buy-to-let properties paying tens of thousands of pounds more in tax when they come to sell.

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Is London still a great place to buy property?

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There is no denying that in recent times the headlines relating to the London property market have been less than positive.

Headline after headline describe the capital’s property market as ‘fragile’ and ‘stagnant’ – and yet it’s housing market is often considered the envy of every other major city in the UK (and the world). So what exactly is going on with the London property market?

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Chancel Repair Liability – hundreds of years old and still applicable

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The rules surrounding chancel repair liability can be traced back hundreds of years – however the ancient liability remains just as relevant to homeowners and buyers today.

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What will happen if you fail to exchange on a house purchase?

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Exchanging contracts on a house sale can be a highly exciting, but also a stressful time. But what will happen if for whatever reason you fail to exchange? In this blog which originally appeared in The Financial Times, Zainab, our head of the London residential property team explains what this could mean for the house sale?

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Will HM Land Registry be revolutionised by blockchain?

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Blockchain has been hailed the second generation of the internet and is better known for being the technology behind cryptocurrencies. The use of blockchain however, goes beyond cryptocurrencies and can be applied to a number of industries. A recent example being, Microsoft and Ernest & Young’s joint project which looks to find a more efficient way of managing royalty payments in the gaming industry. Blockchain is likely to transform a number of industries and property is no exception.

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Why choosing the best conveyancer is important- lessons to be learned from the Dreamvar Appeal (2018)

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The recent appeal in Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya [2018] EWCA Civ 1082 (heard together with the appeal P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP) highlights important considerations for property practitioners, professionals and in particular the public.

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Royds Withy King continues to expand its London Property team

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Top UK 100 law firm Royds Withy King has strengthened its London Residential Property team with the appointment of new Associate Matthew Crockford.

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