Q – I am a residential landlord looking to move into commercial property due to tougher tax regimes being implemented. What legal issues should I be aware of when moving from residential to commercial property?

A – Tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest payments for residential property has been significantly reduced, resulting in all buy-to-let residential properties (and second homes) now incurring an extra 3% stamp duty. Residential property investors are therefore left wondering whether they…

Think Airbnb? Think Again!

You are a tenant or a landlord and you come across Airbnb. What a great idea, you think. You can make more money out of subletting or renting out your property on this website than you are paying in rent…

Commercial Property Pitfalls – and how to avoid them

Unless you have been living under a rock you will be aware that the Government announced that tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest payments for residential property would be slashed (phased in from April 2017) and that buy-to-let residential properties…

Professional Negligence: The complete guide to making a claim

Legal claims on the grounds of professional negligence often present a disruptive and stressful challenge for any business or individual. For the majority of cases of this nature, pursuing a court claim can be a time-consuming and expensive process for…

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The complete guide to contesting a will

When a member of your family, close friend or loved one passes away and you believe there is a discernible error within the last will and testament they have left behind, or that it has not been correctly implemented in…

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Slater Heelis Awarded Lexcel Accreditation for 13th Year in a Row

After a rigorous on-site assessment by the Law Society, Slater Heelis has been awarded the Lexcel Accreditation for excellence in practice management and client care for the 13th year in a row. The optional independent assessment benchmarks firms against the…

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Free Seminar: Dilapidations & Disrepair: Understanding your rights

Whether you’re a commercial tenant or landlord, dealing with a dilapidations claim can be stressful – especially when the claim against you is unjust. Slater Heelis has teamed up with Stephen Pritchett, Senior Barrister of Cobden House Chambers, to provide…

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