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We are delighted to inform you that, in line with non-essential retail reopening on Monday 12th April, our offices will also re-open on that date. In accordance with Government guidelines, many of our employees will continue to work from home where possible but face to face meetings can, where necessary, also now be arranged. Social distancing and temperature screening measures will be in place and we would respectfully ask all visitors to wear a face covering unless exempt. Hand sanitisers are available in the reception area. As always if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you not to come in and to follow government isolation guidelines. Attendance at our Gravesend office can take place by prior appointment only.  All our staff remain fully contactable by email and telephone.  We are grateful for your patience during this difficult time and send our best wishes to you and your family.

  • Friday 21st August 2020

    Stamp duty and commercial property purchases

    When buying a freehold commercial property (whether as an individual or a limited company) for example shops or offices, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) may be payable and it is calculated on the purchase price of the property, starting with properties costing £150,000 or more. It is also ...

  • Friday 21st August 2020

    Stamp duty and ‘mixed use’ land and property

    A recent tax tribunal ruling highlights the confusion surrounding buying mixed use property or land and how much Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable. This decision clarifies what some people have seen as a ‘loophole’ and HM Revenue and Customs look closely at the amount of SDLT being ...

  • Friday 21st August 2020

    Choosing the right conveyancing solicitor

    Buying a property is the largest purchase that most people make in their lifetime, and when it’s your first home, choosing the right conveyancing solicitor is important to help you make informed decisions. What does a conveyancing solicitor do? Everyone buying or selling a house needs a ...

  • Friday 21st August 2020

    Buying a house in the country

    The Office for National Statistics has carried out research this summer which shows 35% of people are considering moving home this year following the Covid-19 pandemic and home search websites such as Rightmove have also reported an increase in the number of people searching for homes in the ...

  • Tuesday 28th July 2020

    Travel from Spain, quarantine periods and employee rights

    News that travellers from Spain will now have to quarantine on their return to the UK for 14 days may cause difficulties for employers whose staff are currently on holiday or are planning on going to Spain or other countries, where similar restrictions may also be imposed at short notice in the ...

  • Tuesday 21st July 2020

    Construction contracts and COVID-19 disruption

    The situation is constantly evolving so parties involved in construction projects should review their contracts periodically to ensure they remain aware of their contractual rights and remedies. The Cabinet Office has published construction-specific guidance to support the implementation of ...

  • Friday 10th July 2020

    Immediate cut to Stamp Duty Land Tax

    The Chancellor has announced an immediate cut to Stamp Duty Land (SDLT) Tax (8 July 2020) which has increased the 0% threshold for residential property from £125,000 and £300,00 for first time buyers to £500,000 in a move widely welcomed. This means if you are currently buying ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Brave New World

    The more observant of you will have noticed that there was no April 2020 brief. At that time, it seemed that the world held its breath waiting to see what was going to happen. Conjecture was rife and we felt that our time would be better spent dealing with you on a personal basis. We ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Is your business licensed for overseas workers?

    From January 2021 when the new points-based immigration system comes into force here in the UK, it is estimated that only 2% (31,000 out of 1.4 million private sector businesses) will currently be able to employ overseas workers. To be allowed to employ overseas workers businesses need to be ...

  • Thursday 9th July 2020

    Worker status clarification

    The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has provided more clarification around how ‘worker’ status is defined under EU Law in the case of a Yodel courier. The courier was engaged as a self-employed contractor for Yodel here in the UK and he used his own vehicle and mobile phone. ...

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