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Tenant Fees Act 2019 to come into force on 1 June 2019

18 Feb 2019

On 12 February the Tenant Fees Act 2019 received Royal Assent.  The Act restricts the ability of landlords and letting agents to charge certain fees to tenants and prospective tenants of assured shorthold tenancies, residential licences and student accommodation in England. The provisions will come into force on 1 June 2019 for new and renewal […]

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Government consults on SDLT surcharge on acquisition by non-UK residents of residential property

18 Feb 2019

On 11 February HM Treasury and HMRC published a joint consultation in respect of a proposed 1% SDLT surcharge on non-UK residents purchasing residential property in England and Northern Ireland. This measure was first announced in the Autumn 2018 Budget. Key features of the proposal include: A surcharge of 1% on top of existing SDLT […]

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No-Deal Brexit: Commercial Contracts/Relationships

16 Jan 2019

On the 15 January 2019, MPs overwhelmingly rejected Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal. Assuming she survives today’s no-confidence vote, the PM now has a further period of three working days to present a revised deal or submit a different approach.  If there is not a general consensus in parliament for this (or she does not […]

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Brexit No-Deal: Data Protection Impacts

16 Jan 2019

Yesterday (15 January 2019), MPs voted against Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal and the PM today faces a vote of no-confidence. If May survives the vote, she will have three working days to come up with and present to MPs a “Plan B”. Failure to receive backing for Plan B could result in a “no-deal” Brexit. […]

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