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  • Insurance Premium Tax Increase Due Again From the 1st June 2017

    Insurance Premium Tax increase due again from the 1st June 2017, under measures announced in the recent Government Autumn Budget. This is the third IPT increase to be introduced in an eighteen month period. The Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) new standard rate will be due on premiums treated by the legislation as received on or after […]

  • Ways to Prevent Your Home From Being Burgled

    Security is often a hot topic in leasehold properties so this article aims to provide Leaseholders with ways to prevent your home from being burgled. In the year 2010 – 2011 there were 452,000 recorded burglaries with entry to domestic properties. Even though burglary is becoming less common due to more complex locking systems and […]

  • Insurance Premium Tax Increase Due Again From the 1st October 2016

    Once again an Insurance Premium Tax increase is due to take affect from the 1st October 2016, under measures announced in the recent Government Spring Budget. The Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) new standard rate will be due on premiums treated by the legislation as received on or after 1st October 2016, except where insurers operate a […]

  • 4.1M Leaseholders Urged To Have Their Say In National Survey

    The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) in conjunction with Brady Solicitors has launched the first-ever independent national survey of the country’s 4.1 million leaseholders. The survey aims to help shape the future landscape of the leasehold property sector by providing government and regulators with insight into what needs to be done to support the vital role […]

  • Thinking of Buying a Flat?

    A recent Competition and Markets Authority study of the residential leasehold sector gave rise to several recommendations, which were supported by the Government. These included the publication of an information sheet for prospective leaseholders, to help educate buyers about the nature of leasehold and the rights and obligations of leaseholders. Estate agents selling a leasehold […]

  • Insurance Premium Tax Increase Due 1st November 2015

    Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is due to increase from 1st November 2015, under measures announced in the recent Summer Budget. The new standard rate will be due on premiums treated by the legislation as received on or after 1st November 2015, except where insurers operate a special accounting scheme, in which case, the new standard rate […]

  • Understanding a Residents Management Company and What Being A Director Entails

    Understanding a Residents Management Company and what being a director entails is far from simple and obvious. Our aim in this blog is to give leaseholders an overview of the legal mechanism used when residents/leaseholders have obtained their own Freehold. A Resident’s Management Company (RMC) is essentially a non-profit making company formed to provide a […]