Nick Conner

28-March-2019

New build homes, blue sky

MPs say the home leasehold system requires changes, according to a recent BBC News article.  Nick Conner, partner in our property team at Tozers, makes his comments in response to this report: “It is rather worrying that the report cites…



12-February-2019

front door and windows of house

Aside from being gazumped, one of the worst fears of a party to a property transaction is the other side getting cold feet and pulling out at the last moment without a good reason. One way to mitigate against this…


7-September-2018

Sunset and rooftops

Rule changes on short term lets could see part-time landlords hit by a new tax bill from next year if they let out their whole property. Homeowners can earn up to £7,500 per year tax free by renting a room…



10-May-2017

property

As the property market approaches its springtime flurry buyers and sellers are reminded to do their homework before exchanging contracts; this includes horticultural background checks on plants such as Japanese knotweed which may have legal repercussions for them!


1-March-2017

Housing White Paper On 7 February 2017, the Department for Communities and Local Government published its housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. The paper contains various statements and policy ideas, and we have picked out the following likely…


25-January-2017

Plymouth is one of a number of regions expected to see the construction of ‘starter homes’ in 2017. The scheme, known as the Starter Home Loans fund, sees 30 local authorities work in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency…


30-November-2015

Increase in Stamp Duty Burden The Treasury’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement has significantly increased the level of stamp duty payable by purchasers of second homes and buy-to-let properties, where those purchases complete on or after 01 April 2016. The…


2-November-2015

Changes to the section 21 notice Readers will be familiar with the service of a section 21 notice by a landlord to end an assured shorthold tenancy (“AST”). From 01 October 2015, changes have been introduced both to the form…