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Scottish land reforms could prevent non-EU registered companies and trusts from owning land

Companies, trusts and partnerships would not be able to own land in Scotland unless they were registered within the EU, under plans put forward by the Scottish government. 05 Dec 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

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Proportion of London luxury property sales made to foreign buyers falls

The proportion of sales of luxury London residential properties made to foreign buyers fell by 20% in the seven months to July 2014 when compared to the same period the year before, according to Knight Frank. 29 Aug 2014

UK government consults on stamp duty land tax relief on properties purchased by investment funds

Relief from stamp duty land tax (SDLT) could be limited to larger transactions under proposals being considered by the UK government. 23 Jul 2014

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