Quarter Day – December 2016

Our team: Alison Mould

Welcome to the December 2016 edition of our Quarter Day newsletter.

Fladgate LLP Quarter Day December 2016

  • Squatters’ Christmas presence
    Christmas is coming and professional squatters are surveying high streets throughout the country for convenient vacant units from which they can trade over the festive season. [more]
  • Parking charges may be even higher than you think
    It is understandable that landlords aim to increase the value of their investments, and letting or licensing parking spaces is a lucrative way to do so. [more]
  • Going off plan
    With property prices still increasing, buying “off plan” can seem like a sensible choice to many people. [more]
  • Tread carefully when you step down
    Stepping down relevant clauses to subcontractors is rarely quick and easy when done properly – but it’s worth taking the time to do so. [more]
  • Immigration checks and Right to Rent
    Recent changes have been announced to the Immigration Act 2016 (which came into effect from 1 December 2016), which have “upgraded” the failure to meet Right to Rent requirements to a criminal offence including a jail term of up to five years. [more]
  • He who shares, wins – buying residential property
    Where two or more individuals purchase residential property they have to decide whether they will hold the property as joint tenants or as tenants in common. The purpose of this article is to explain the distinction between these two options, provide some insight into the circumstances in which each may be most appropriate, and highlight some of the issues that need to be taken into consideration. [more]

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