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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

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

Germany’s cabinet proposes ‘rent brake’ law to ease housing market pressures

Germany’s federal government has approved a draft law to implement a so-called ‘rent brake’ aimed at slowing increases in rents that ministers say are “limiting” affordable housing in some of the country’s major cities.  03 Oct 2014

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