Category: Construction & Real Estate

Real Estate Matters – Issue 7

January 2018

Our Construction & Real Estate team have worked together to provide a national outlook on the issues facing the construction and real estate sectors.   Issue 7 of Real Estate Matters contains articles on the 2017 Budget announcement and how it affects the sector,...

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Stamp Duty Relief for First Time Buyers

December 2017

Following the Autumn Budget on 22 November, first time buyers would have been forgiven for thinking Christmas had come early. One of the biggest highlights of Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Budget was the announcement that Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for...

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New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Landlords

December 2017

In less than five months, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations will make it unlawful for landlords in England and Wales to let commercial or domestic buildings that don’t achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’....

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Stamp Duty Land Tax – Have You Paid Too Much?

December 2017

Have you recently bought a residential property for at least £300,000 with a subsidiary dwelling, such as an annex or granny flat? If so, you are likely to have overpaid Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) due to a little known...

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Budget 2017 – What it Means for the Construction Sector

November 2017

Philip Hammond is clearly interested in developing our skills and is providing £40m to train maths teachers. A SWOT analysis for the Construction and Real Estate Sector identifies fantastic funding opportunities. He has helped the sector by backing Crossrail 2...

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Autumn Budget: Time for Real Action to Boost Construction Industry

November 2017

Construction and real estate specialist from our member firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Brendan Sharkey, outlines his Autumn Budget 2017 wish list for the construction industry: “The biggest challenge for the construction sector is a lack of confidence, fueled by Brexit uncertainty....

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Outsourcing – Is it Right for Your Construction & Real Estate Business?

October 2017

For construction and real estate businesses, staying competitive in today’s challenging marketplace is all about improving efficiency and keeping costs down, while the burden and responsibility of administration grows. More and more businesses are looking to outsourcing to ensure the...

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Buy-to-Let Regulations Fuel Rent Rises

October 2017

Rent rises have been fuelled by the recent introduction of Buy-to-Let tax regulations, forcing Landlords to increase prices, according to a study. Estate agent Your Move analysed rental prices on around 20,000 properties and found the average rent in England and Wales rose...

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Real Estate Matters – Issue 6

October 2017

Our Construction & Real Estate team have worked together to provide a national outlook on the issues facing the construction and real estate sectors.   Issue 6 of Real Estate Matters contains articles on Research & Development Tax Credits, Capital Allowances and commentary...

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Stamp Duty Rise Drives Up Landlord Costs

September 2017

Changes to stamp duty legislation saw a 3% surcharge levied on newly-bought second homes and subsequent properties, according to research from Direct Line for Business. Any landlord paying the UK average house price of £219,544 for an additional property in...

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