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It’s Business as Usual Here at Gullands

As lockdown measures across England continue to ease, we are now open for business as usual but you will see some differences if you come to our offices in person. We have a number of measures we are taking to keep our staff and clients safe. Face masks must be worn when entering the building and your temperature will be taken on entry.

Alternatively, we can facilitate telephone, Skype or Facetime meetings. Any urgent or original documents should be sent to us by post/recorded delivery or scanned, whenever possible. Our full team continues to operate in the usual manner, so you will still be able to contact us by email and telephone.

Should any of our staff be unwell or unable to work we have an open file system which allows other team members to take over matters with the minimum of disruption. 
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on the usual number 01622 689700.

  • Thursday 17th September 2020

    Licensing laws – a legal guide

    Read our quick guide to licensing laws in England. The latest Government guidance in relation to Covid 19, last updated 11 September 2020 can be found at ...

  • Thursday 17th September 2020

    Land option agreements and buying land for development – a guide

    A option agreement is an agreement between a landowner and a developer and provides a way for landowners to increase the value of their land without having to incur the costs of obtaining planning permission. This may be speculative or in response to a call for land and sites for development ...

  • Thursday 17th September 2020

    Commercial leases – a quick guide

    Work patterns have changed for many people since the beginning of the pandemic with millions of people now working from home. As lockdown restrictions ease many businesses are slowly moving back into their commercial premises, so it is sensible for business owners to review their property needs and ...

  • Tuesday 15th September 2020

    Public Rights of way and your land

    An estimated 29m people regularly walk in the UK and with many more people accessing the countryside this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, landowners with a public right of way through their land may have concerns about its use. And for those considering buying a house with a right of way, what ...

  • 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 ...

  • Monday 3rd August 2020

    Significant changes announced to planning classes

    Significant changes to the Use Classes Order for commercial property in England have been announced by the Government. The announcement will allow businesses and landlords much greater flexibility to adapt and diversify to meet changing needs and this is likely to shape the future of the high ...

  • 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 ...

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