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UK chancellor George Osborne announced that an extra 3% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) charge would be introduced for purchases of additional residential properties costing more than £40,000, such as buy to let properties and second homes. 26 Nov 2015
Flood insurance scheme Flood Re is "on track" to accept its first policy in April 2016 after securing its first £1.29 billion worth of reinsurance cover, it has announced. 23 Nov 2015
The 2011 Energy Act required the government to set minimum energy performance standards for both domestic and non-domestic privately rented property.
Commercial and domestic property landlords of multi-let properties where heating, cooling or hot water is supplied to tenants through a district or communal heating network are now legally obliged to provide detailed information about those networks to a central...
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
This guide relates to the law in England and Wales and was last updated in November 2013
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early.
This guide was last updated in August 2012.
FOCUS: The government recently announced the biggest shake-up to the business rates system in England and Wales for more than a decade, but will retailers actually feel the benefit? 20 Nov 2015
The Court of Appeal has suggested that a commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) issuer would be entitled to sue a surveyor for a potentially negligent valuation, despite overturning the finding of negligence itself. 06 Nov 2015
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