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Land Registry to stay in the public sector

The government announced in the Autumn Statement on 23 November 2016 that the Land Registry will remain in the public sector. Plans for privatisation have been dropped.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 December 2016 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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The impact of the Autumn Statement on tax

This briefing looks at the key developments on the tax side from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 28 November 2016 | Practice Area: Real Estate

Consultation on how and when SDLT is paid

HMRC has issued a consultation proposing that, among other changes, the period in which SDLT has to be paid should be reduced from 30 to 14 days.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 31 August 2016 | Practice Area: Construction

A 60-second guide to dealing with BVI companies

This article covers the most commonly-asked questions regarding the use of British Virgin Islands companies in transactions. Subjects tackled include shareholder resolutions, registered agents, perfection steps, taxation and stamp duty.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 16 June 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate

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Stamp duty changes: second homes and investment properties winners and losers

In the Spending Review and Autumn Statement of 2015, Chancellor George Osborne announced a five-point plan for housing. This article illustrates how the changes will work in practice, and identifies areas where the effects of the tax increase might be mitigated.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 05 May 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation

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To restructure or not? UK residential property in the eye of the tax storm

This Gowling WLG briefing provides a brief outline of the tax and other issues arising from existing and proposed legislation affecting UK residential property, which may be relevant in an analysis of the available structuring and re-structuring options for such property.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 April 2016 | Practice Area: Stamp & Transfer Duties

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Back to basics: real estate joint ventures

Joint ventures (JVs), an increasingly popular method of investing in commercial real estate, allow two parties to pool capital and share both the risk and potential benefits. This Nabarro briefing revisits the basic terms and structuring options that prospective JV partners should consider.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 23 March 2016 | Practice Area: Stamp & Transfer Duties

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Budget 2016: measures affecting wealthy individuals and their families

This year’s Budget included relatively few new measures specifically targeting wealthy international individuals and their families, or their wealth-holding structures. Nevertheless, this briefing highlights some of the more significant measures announced that will be relevant to such individuals.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 18 March 2016 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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A guide to Jersey property unit trusts

Jersey has gained a strong reputation as a prime location in which to establish investment structures of all descriptions, including property funds and property holding vehicles. This guide provides a general overview of Jersey property unit trusts, now commonly referred to as 'JPUTs'.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 17 March 2016 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

Budget 2016: real estate legal sector summary

Following Chancellor George Osborne's Budget announcement today, there are a number of areas that link back to the real estate sector. These include announcements on flood defence, SDLT and other planning issues, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 16 March 2016 | Practice Area: Planning and Development

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