The pandemic has led to greater appreciation of the countryside and of shopping locally, which is good news for the agricultural sector. Agriculture has long been seen as a secure investment, but now with so many companies encouraging home-working, we’re seeing a bubble of buyers deciding to relocate to rural life on a farm. If […]
Many roles in the UK require employees to live close to their place of work. Sometimes, employees are required to live on site. In these circumstances, it is not uncommon for an employee to be offered accommodation as part of their overall work package. If you are considering providing accommodation for your employees, it is […]
On 25 June 2019 HMRC issued updated guidance on the meaning of ‘garden and grounds’ for the purposes of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). In considering whether or not a mixed-use rate of SDLT can apply to the purchase of a country house, questions are commonly raised by HMRC on the extent of land at […]
When you purchase property in the UK you will normally be subject to paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) on the purchase. Generally, your SDLT is payable 14 days following completion of the purchase.
The case of Jones v Oven  EWCA Civ 1895;  8 WLUK 105 looked at the effect of restrictive covenants on a transfer of land. The Claimant and the Defendant are neighbours and the case concerned a four metre strip of land (the “Strip”). This case is of note as it demonstrates that “retained […]
Following the case of Mirvahedy v Henley in 2003, it is well known that if an animal causes damage to a property, the animal’s owner may be strictly liable for damages under the Animals Act 1971.
A recent decision in the High Court, Fuller v Kitzing and another  EWHC 810 (Ch), will be of interest to our readers regarding the interpretation of shooting rights especially when they are reserved to third parties.