Monthly Archives:: October 2016

Home Office Launches European Passport Return Service and Online Forms

European nationals applying for UK residence documentation may benefit from a new ‘online’ application and passport return service launched by the Home Office this week. The trial service allows individuals applying for a Registration Certificate or Permanent Residence Card to complete an online version of the paper form and pay the £65 fee online. Those… Read more »

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New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Landlords

The Energy Efficient Regulations 2015 will come into force on 1 April 2018. They set out a new minimum energy efficiency standard and require landlords of private rented property in England and Wales to achieve a performance rating of at least ‘E’ on their Energy Performance Certificate. The Regulations only apply to the letting of private… Read more »

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Changes to Inheritance Tax for ‘non-doms’

The Government will shortly be introducing changes to the rules on Inheritance Tax on any UK residential property held by those domiciled outside the UK (commonly referred to as “non-doms”), where such assets are held through a non-UK company. The current situation is that property owned by way of non-UK company is excluded from liability… Read more »

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ALEP conference 10th October 2016

Members of the Bishop & Sewell Landlord & Tenant and Property Litigation teams attended the ALEP (Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners) conference on Monday 10th October 2016. Mark Chick led a discussion group following a presentation by Gary Murphy of auctioneers Allsop on valuation issues and rights arising under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987…. Read more »

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