Dealing with Builders

Dealing with Builders

We frequently speak to callers who are unhappy with a builder or other tradesman and the standard of their work.Problems with builders experienced by our callers include:the builder does not turn up when arrangedthe builder has walked off sitethe quality of the work is not satisfactorythe quality of

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

In this factsheet we set out how Capital Gains Tax (CGT) works and when it may apply.We deal with many calls about CGT. Callers are naturally concerned that it may apply when selling an asset, particularly shares and property. A common misconception is that if you dispose of an asset but do not rece

Inheritance Tax (IHT)

Inheritance Tax (IHT)

Inheritance tax (IHT) is a popular subject with callers to our tax line. Whether you are looking to protect your assets to benefit future generations, help your children get on the property ladder or help loved ones pay off debts, it is understandable that you may wish to minimise any tax payable. T

Being a landlord – Possession Proceedings (England)

Being a landlord – Possession Proceedings (England)

Being a Landlord – Possession ProceedingsNOTE: Due to substantial changes to Welsh landlord and tenant law introduced on 1st December 2022 by the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, this guidance is only applicable to rental properties in England. Guidance for rental properties in Wales is being produce

Neighbours

Neighbours

Disputes with neighbours are tricky because you cannot escape the conflict when they are living close by or perhaps even next door to you. In this factsheet we look at common causes of disputes between neighbours, including boundaries, access to neighbouring land, nuisance neighbours and what the la

Being a tenant (England)

Being a tenant (England)

NOTE: Due to substantial changes to Welsh landlord and tenant law introduced on 1st December 2022 by the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, this guidance is only applicable to rental properties in England. Guidance for rental properties in Wales is being produced but in the interim, please call the leg

Being a landlord

Being a landlord

Types of tenancyThere has been a significant increase in the availability of private rented property over the last few years and therefore an increase in the number of private tenants and landlords. It is important to know and understand your rights and obligations whether acting for yourself or usi

Leasehold Property

Leasehold Property

This factsheet relates to owner-occupied long leasehold properties, not properties which are tenanted.A leasehold property can be a house but is more commonly a flat. The flat can be purpose built, often as part of a large development, or part of a property conversion, such as a house divided into s

“No-Fault” eviction  (Section 21) for landlords

“No-Fault” eviction (Section 21) for landlords

You must follow a regulated process in order to evict a tenant occupying a property on an assured shorthold tenancy. If you don’t follow the correct procedures, you may be liable for unlawfully evicting the tenant (which is a criminal matter) or harassing the tenant.One of the most frequently used m

Rent Arrears Eviction – Section 8 Notice for landlords

Rent Arrears Eviction – Section 8 Notice for landlords

We talk to many landlords who are experiencing problems with tenants and who may wish to evict a tenant due to breaches of the tenancy agreement. To evict a tenant for a breach of the tenancy, either during the fixed term or once the fixed term has expired, is known as a ‘fault’ eviction. The proce