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Supreme Court: 'sale and rent back' firm could not grant tenants proprietary rights over properties before sale completed

A firm that purchased properties in the north east of England on the condition that the previous owners would be entitled to remain in their homes indefinitely was not in a position to make such a promise, the UK's highest court has ruled. 23 Oct 2014

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

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Issuer of securities entitled to raise negligence claim for overvaluation of commercial property, says UK court

A UK court has found in favour of the issuer of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) over a German office building in a negligence claim against the firm which overvalued the property, despite the fact that the valuation was carried out on behalf... 03 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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