Insights: February 2008

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Stamp Duty relief on zero-carbon houses


I run a property management company and understand that the government has recently introduced Stamp Duty Land Tax relief for zero-carbon homes. Are there any conditions with which we have to comply? Since 1 October 2007, sales of new ‘zero-carbon’ houses – flats do not qualify – have been exempt from Stamp Duty Land Tax […]

Sickness absence


According to numerous press reports, more than 3.6m – or one in eight – workers called in sick between the Monday and the Wednesday of the first full working week back after the Christmas break, with many blaming it on the outbreak of the Novovirus. The majority of these absences were no doubt due to […]

Energy Performance Certificates for Commercial Buildings


Readers may be aware, at a personal level, that on the sale of a residential property with three or more bedrooms, an “Energy Performance Certificate” (EPC) is now required. It is one of the core elements of Home Information Packs (HIPs). Energy Performance Certificates are soon to be extended to commercial property, which will have […]

Fladgate advises on multimillion pound acquisition

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Fladgate has recently advised a subsidiary of property investment company Arazim on the acquisition of 80 Cannon Street from PRUPIM. The consideration is undisclosed. The ten-storey landmark building is situated adjacent to Cannon Street station and comprises 50,361 sq ft of office and retail accommodation. Arazim is a multinational group and is one of the […]