Property owners must take heed of Court of Appeal ruling on Japanese knotweed, says Joelson.

July 24th, 2018

Daniel Swimer, Head of the Real Estate Litigation team at Joelson, has shared his views on the latest Court of Appeal ruling, Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (Appellant) v Stephen Williams and Robin Waistell (Respondents) [2018] EWCA Civ XXX. Japanese knotweed can prove very costly for landowners and developers. It can cause structural damages to land … Continue reading “Property owners must take heed of Court of Appeal ruling on Japanese knotweed, says Joelson.”

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Capital Gains Tax changes cause concern amongst property investors

July 24th, 2018

A new study has revealed that 61 per cent of property investors admit they are concerned about the impact of Capital Gains Tax on non-resident investors in UK real estate. The survey revealed that, ahead of the changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in April 2019, 32 per cent intended to alter their portfolio structure … Continue reading “Capital Gains Tax changes cause concern amongst property investors”

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Landlords to face greater scrutiny under new housing bill

July 24th, 2018

New housing laws proposed by Government could see landlords face fines of up to £30,000, as well as bans from letting properties. The new legislation is designed to ensure that rented homes are safe and will give tenants the right to take legal action when landlords fail in their duties. The Private Member’s Bill on … Continue reading “Landlords to face greater scrutiny under new housing bill”

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Next uses CVA arrangement to attempt clause change in property leases

July 24th, 2018

Struggling retailer Next is one of a number of businesses on the high street dealing with a general downturn in consumer spending, which has led some in the sector to enter into company voluntary arrangement (CVA). Big names such as Carpetright, New Look and Toys R Us have all entered into CVAs in the last … Continue reading “Next uses CVA arrangement to attempt clause change in property leases”

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Joelson welcomes new property litigation Partner

May 29th, 2018

Joelson is proud to announce the appointment of a new Partner to head up our Property Litigation department. Joining the fold from another prominent London-based firm, Daniel Swimer brings with him not only a keen legal mind but also his extensive experience in the property litigation field. His previous role as a Senior Associate within … Continue reading “Joelson welcomes new property litigation Partner”

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Property Ombudsman’s report suggests landlord and tenant disputes are on the rise

May 29th, 2018

The Property Ombudsman’s (TPO) annual report has been published and it makes for interesting reading. According to the data within, the number of complaints to the consumer protection organisation in relation to property had risen by three per cent in 2017. The increase came as the TPO received a total of 3,658 grievances and made … Continue reading “Property Ombudsman’s report suggests landlord and tenant disputes are on the rise”

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Landlords planning to offload properties, says report

May 29th, 2018

A report by the National Landlords Association (NLA) claims that the property market is set to face an influx of properties, as landlords put buy-to-lets on the market. The NLA revealed that from its panel of 1,043 members, 19 per cent were intending to offload some of their portfolio, which, on a national scale, equates … Continue reading “Landlords planning to offload properties, says report”

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Steps HR must take to prepare for GDPR pre 25 May

April 30th, 2018

With less than a month to go, employers are reminded of the need to draft a Privacy Notice for issue to employees, workers and contractors – the Privacy Notice must then be signed and returned by all staff by 25 May 2018. Whilst the majority of UK businesses and HR managers are aware that the … Continue reading “Steps HR must take to prepare for GDPR pre 25 May”

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Number of Employment Tribunal claims rocket after fee ban

April 30th, 2018

The ban on Employment Tribunal fees has led the number of Tribunal claims to rise by up to 90%. Employers are being encouraged to review their employment policies, procedures and practices as the number of claims brought before Tribunals have increased significantly following the abolition of fees. At the end of July 2017, the Supreme … Continue reading “Number of Employment Tribunal claims rocket after fee ban”

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New bill seeks to ban unpaid trial shifts

April 30th, 2018

Parliament to hear evidence on the introduction of a ban for ‘disingenuous’ unpaid shifts. According to a newly proposed bill, businesses could be forced to pay prospective workers the minimum wage for trial periods. The newly launched private members bill put forward by SNP member Stewart McDonald MP has called for new legislation to stop … Continue reading “New bill seeks to ban unpaid trial shifts”

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