PG Lore Newsletter
PG Lore – Summer 2016
Gifts to charity in wills are commonplace, and with the recent change in tax law which allows gifts of 10% or more to qualify the remainder for a reduced rate of tax, they are likely to become more so. However it is also true that mistakes in the wording of such gifts are also commonplace. And that can lead to all sorts of trouble.
Is down still the new up or have we seen the end of the “Bankers’ Bunkers” boom?
Is this a Titanic moment for basement developments?
Few people will have pounded the pavements of London in the past few years without bumping into a soil-removal conveyor pouring a continuous stream of rubble into an awaiting skip so that a basement can be built to accommodate a swimming pool, cinema room and garage to house the car collection of the resident.
Residential Property Taxes – The Playing Field Levelled?
In its March Budget the Government confirmed it would implement changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax for residential property that had originally been proposed in the Autumn Statement in November 2015.
Personal guarantees for business owners – 10 things you should know
As a business owner you may often be asked to give a personal guarantee of the debts or obligations of your company. This request will typically come from a bank or other lender and the guarantee will be presented to you in a “standard” form. But before you sign on the dotted line, what are the key commercial issues you should consider?
Something else to give landlords sleepless nights?
Over the last year there have been significant changes in the residential lettings world. The industry, it seems, is becoming more and more regulated (despite much of the new legislation appearing in the rather ironically named “Deregulation Act 2015”). The most recent change offers no exception.
PG Lore – Summer 2015
A VICTORY FOR COMMUNAL GARDENS On 10 February 2015, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea won an important High Court case against Eliterank, a property developer, relating to the development of a light well in a basement excavation that backed onto a communal garden, considered to be one of the most beautiful garden squares […]
PG Lore Spring 2013
A Tax on Envelopes by Robert Barham
Just who is the landlord when it comes to redevelopment rights? by Kerry Glanville
Business Protection: 3 Steps to Effective Planning by Nicola Plant
Landlords win the Daejan by Laura Checkley
From office to home – Balancing new rights of Permitted Development by David de Maupeou
Standard terms and conditions by Catherine Hayes
PG Lore – Winter 2012
When is a house not a house? – George Coleman
Shareholder Director – A Tough Act to Master – Catherine Hayes
Shutting the Door on Residential Squatters – Laura Checkley
STOP PRESS – PG LEGAL UPDATES – Anna Favre, Katherine Simpson
Largesse by Will just got larger – Jeremy Curtis
PG Lore – Summer 2012
Breaking up is Hard to Do by Laura Checkley
Safe from Inheritance Tax and safe for children by Jeremy Curtis
STOP PRESS – PG Legal Updates by Anna Favre, Rosie McCormick Paice, John Goodchild
Rights to Light – Illuminating the Dark Art by Jason Tann
Family Business – Choosing the Right Business Structure by Andrew Drake
PG Lore – Spring 2012
Public Benefit – Test or Riddle? by Jeremy Curtis
Share Ownership in a Family Business by Andrew Drake
The BIrth of a New Protocol by Kerry Glanville
The Three Keystones of Home Improvement by Christobel Readman
Tenancy Deposit Schemes – 14 Days… and Who’s Counting? by Laura Checkley
PG Lore – Winter 2011
Your Digital Afterlife in their Hands by Nicola Plant and Adam Osieke
Squatters’ rights could soon be wrongs by Laura Checkley
Empty premises: A soft solution for hard times by Beth Sales
Family valued: Getting it right on the sale of a family business by Andrew Drake
PG Lore – Spring 2011
Charity begins with your lawyer by Jeremy Curtis and George Coleman
Owning Student Digs: Freedom with Bureaucracy by Rosie McCormick Paice
Building projects: You may not have engaged them but you can sue them by Henry Bowman
Consult or be Daejaned by Laura Checkley
Andrew Drake answers some FAQs on Entrepreneurs’ Relief by Andrew Drake