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  • Thursday 20th June 2013

    Thoroughly Modern Maidstone

    A Seminar about the regeneration of Maidstone Town Centre for local businesses Date & Time: Thursday 20 June 2013, 8.00-10.00am Location: Spitfire Lounge, Maidstone United Football Club, Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone, ME14 1LQ What can be done to improve the outlook for Maidstone? These are ...

  • Thursday 20th June 2013

    YMCA Is Born Again In Maidstone

    These are exciting times for the YMCA in Maidstone as they look forward to the opening of two new community centres, costing in excess of £4 million. Although the ribbons are not due to be cut for another two years, architects’ designs have left the drawing board and planning ...

  • Thursday 20th June 2013

    Tribunal fees on the cards

    Much talked about and finally on their way! As part of a raft of reforms to the Tribunal system the introduction of issue and hearing fees are with us this Summer. The hearing fees are payable by the claimant and are dependant on the type of claim. Most standard claims (such as unfair dismissal) ...

  • Friday 10th May 2013

    Ambitions to Grow

    Caroline Williams, Business Development Manager, Business Support Kent (BSK) Times may be tough but many charities, small business and social enterprises still have a real drive and passion to push forward with new ideas and opportunities. But it isn’t always easy. Whatever your ...

  • Wednesday 8th May 2013

    Unclaimed Capital Allowances on Plant and Machinery

    Some Gullands clients may have unclaimed capital allowances on plant and machinery that are hidden and inherent within the fabric of commercial property. If you pay UK personal or corporation tax, own a commercial property and paid at least £200,000 for it, there is a 96% chance that you ...

  • Monday 6th May 2013

    Gullands Strengthens Commercial Team with Two New Appointments

    Gullands has expanded its commercial team and brought fresh City expertise to the town with the appointment of Sarah Astley and Barrie Jones. Sarah joined in February and is a highly experienced commercial and corporate solicitor with expertise in dealing with a wide range of complex transactional ...

  • Friday 3rd May 2013

    Declarations of Trust recommended for joint property purchasers

    It is not uncommon for unmarried couples, family members, friends or business partners to purchase a property together and to make unequal contributions to the purchase price. In these circumstances the preparing of a Declaration of Trust will provide clarity and may help to avoid disputes in ...

  • Wednesday 1st May 2013

    Capital Allowances - Is it time to act?

    The Finance Act 2012 introduced changes to Capital Allowances which means that if you have a legal interest in a leasehold or freehold commercial property then you may need to act quickly to protect any potential capital allowance entitlement. Before April 2012 you could choose when, and ...

  • Friday 26th April 2013

    New legislation affecting Energy Performance Certificates

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) brought in new legislation which amends the rules concerning EPCs and this came into effect on 9 January 2013. The three main changes are: 1. Listed Buildings are now exempt from requiring an EPC (but see below). 2. It is no ...

  • Wednesday 24th April 2013

    Landlord and tenant dilemmas and the fall-out from the AGA saga

    Two famous recent cases (Good Harvest v Centaur and K/S Victoria Street v House of Fraser) looked at the relationship between landlords, tenants and guarantors. As a result, the main principles of the relationships are quite well understood: 1. When a Tenant assigns their lease they can directly ...

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