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Are you entering into a new tenancy agreement on or after the 1st of December 2022?

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force on the 1st of December 2022. This means that any new tenancy agreement entered into on or after the 1st of December 2022 will be an occupation contract and not an assured shorthold tenancy agreement. Landlords will need to provide tenants with occupation contracts on any … Read more

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Housing Law changes in Wales…how will this affect tenants?

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will bring changes to the way that both landlords and tenants let and rent residential properties (homes). These changes are scheduled to be introduced on the 1st of December 2022 (having been delayed since July 2022). There will be changes to the way contracts are created and provided to … Read more

Section 21 Notice and Section 8 Notice in Wales – how much notice needs to be provided?

We provided you with regular updates over the course of the last year in relation to the notice period required when serving a Section 21 Notice and Section 8 Notice in Wales. Wales Between the 29th of September 2020 and the 24th of March 2022, a landlord was required to provide 6 months’ notice if … Read more

The life stages that go into legacy making

Record property values and family structures make inheritance planning a growing issue yet research[1] shows that more than half of adults in the UK do not have a will in place, with the figure rising to almost 60% among parents. The researchers also found that of those who had made a will, many who had … Read more

Be sure of the ground rules before you start in the garden

Warmer weather draws our attention to the outdoors and a visit to the garden centre will be top of the to-do list for many as their thoughts turn to gardens after the slow start to spring. But being sure of the ground rules is a good idea before you start. Hitting headlines recently, have been … Read more

The devilish detail on inheritance tax

By tax and inheritance specialist Carolyn Snellgrove with Gamlins Law When Chancellor George Osborne announced significant changes to inheritance tax (IHT) in last summer’s Budget speech, the move had been much anticipated. But rather than simply raising the tax-free threshold for everyone, he announced a new allowance specifically for those who own their home and … Read more

Property prices help fuel family inheritance court battles

Rising property prices are helping to fuel increased numbers of inheritance disputes reaching the courts, with second marriages another major contributory factor.   Such challenges are no longer the preserve of the wealthy, although they continue to feature highly.  Recent cases hitting the headlines have included the family fall-out following the death of the billionaire … Read more

Taking stock of UK and overseas property

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Property valuations and holiday logs are top of the list for expats and owners of overseas holiday homes under new rules   British expats and people with foreign holiday homes must take stock to deal with the new tax regime that came into force this month.   Capital Gains Tax (CGT) has been extended … Read more

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