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Chancellor's stamp duty land tax changes could disadvantage Scottish buyers, says expert

House buyers in Scotland could lose out when the replacement for stamp duty land tax (SDLT) comes into force next April, following this week's surprise announcements by the UK chancellor of the exchequer, an expert has said. 05 Dec 2014

New statutory notice procedure among recommendations for reform of rights to light in England and Wales

Landowners that wish to enforce a right to light against neighbouring developments would be given a set period in which to take action if proposals for reform put forward by the Law Commission are taken forward. 04 Dec 2014

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Institutional investors, housing developers face "negative impact" of Scottish SDLT replacement, says expert

The first rates set for the Scottish's government's new tax on the sale or lease of property result in institutional commercial property investors being "significant losers", while buyers of averagely-priced homes in Scotland will benefit, an expert has said.... 10 Oct 2014

'Second charge' mortgage regulation to be tightened as part of FCA's approach to new mortgage credit rules

'Second charge' mortgages, which allow consumers to borrow against the value of their home, in addition to an existing 'first charge' mortgage, are to be brought within the existing regime for regulated mortgage contracts, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority... 29 Sep 2014

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