Slater Heelis Property Team Reach Regional Final

It has been a great start to the New Year with the Slater Heelis property team announced as a finalist for ‘Property Team of the Year’ at the Manchester Legal Awards 2018. There is a shortlist of just three firms…

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How to deal with flammable cladding

Property litigator, Daniel Stern answers an important question in relation to cladding on properties post-Grenfell, as featured in The Sunday Times on 11th December 2017. Q. I’ve been trying to buy a two-year-old flat since June. Everything is in place…

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Slater Heelis Shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year

Slater Heelis has been revealed as a finalist in the Law Firm of the Year category in the region’s most prestigious property awards. Just three other firms have been included in the shortlist for the Insider NW Residential Property Awards,…

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…

Construction Law Update: NEC3 Compensation Events

Court decisions regarding contracts from the NEC suite are rare. This article by our expert Construction, Engineering & Projects solicitors covers a recent court decision which involved the assessment of compensation events under the NEC3 Professional Services Contract. Read the…

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