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Coronavirus and Residential Possession Proceedings- Where do Landlords Stand on Issuing Section 8 and Section 21 Claims?

Over the past couple of weeks there has been uncertainty over the government’s proposals to halt residential possession proceedings during the current coronavirus pandemic. The government initially announced a 3 month moratorium on such claims being...

Understanding CJRS

As the country gets used to a new normal, businesses across the UK are seeking guidance regarding the historic Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) .  Attwells Solicitors are business and employment law experts rated 4.7/5 on Feefo....

Updated: Coronavirus Bill - A Lifeline for High Street Businesses?

The Coronavirus Act 2020, an emergency piece of legislation to cover various subject matters connected with Convid-19, came in force in England and Wales on 25 th  March 2020.  As part of the new legislation, business tenants i.e. tenants under...

Coronvirus...Lockdown and the Job Retention Scheme...Your Questions Answered

Like many employment law solicitors I have spent the last few days fielding query after query relating to Coronavirus / COVID-19 from employers, grappling with what seems like an ever changing landscape. There is no precedent for what our nation is...

How will the historical low Interest Rate impact my mortgage?

The Bank of England have cut interest rates to an all-time low of 0.1% following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the UK.  What does this all mean for our mortgages? Property Solicitor Charlotte Reason explains. Banks are still releasing...

Protect Your Home and Family

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus people in the UK are facing extremely challenging times with the elderly members of our community most at risk. Many older clients would have remembered the Second World War, all be it as children, but those...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Essential Information for Employers

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to worsen and the Government's position on the measures needed to address its spread hardens, employers are now presented with fresh challenges never experienced before. These are indeed strange times and...

Are you liable?

With the Coronavirus now impacting on our day-to-day lives you may be concerned about how this will all impact your business. For manufacturers and service providers who are contract bound the consequences could be severe. Since the COVID-19 began to...

Support for Businesses and Staff During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The last few weeks have been somewhat trying as the country deals with Coronavirus . Businesses and staff alike are concerned about the future. However, they can take some comfort in the support packages announced by the Government in last week’s...

Budget 2020: Positive news for employees

The newly-announced spring budget offered plenty of reassurance for businesses , and it also contains some good news for their employees, who will soon see their pay packets boosted by various rises. And with National Insurance (NI) relief on the cards...

Will the budget open doors for first-time buyers?

In the awake of the Coronavirus pandemic and in a post-Brexit environment supporting first time buyers was probably less pressing for Rishi Sunak’s budget. The result was an emphasis on spending plans, fulfilling election promises and managing the...

Will the new Stamp Duty surcharge have a positive impact on ownership?

It was hoped by many that there would be significant changes to the Stamp Duty levels to help encourage people to move up the ladder, freeing the bottom rungs for those trying to join. Whilst this was not to be, Rishi Sunak did announce a new Stamp Duty...

Budget 2020: Inheritance tax reforms brushed under the carpet... for now

With most headlines about Wednesday’s austerity-busting budget talking up the ‘extraordinary’ measures Chancellor Rishi Sunak is taking to tackle the coronavirus-led threat to both public health and our economy, you might be forgiven for...

The budget looks to inoculate UK businesses against coronavirus

When Rishi Sunak announced the budget on Wednesday, it was obvious that the coronavirus, and the risk of ‘temporary disruption’ it presents to the economy was at the forefront of his mind. Whilst Public Health England are advising us to wash our...

Could Rishi Sunak's red box signal a green light for home buyers and sellers?

With the date of the budget fast approaching, all eyes are on new chancellor Rishi Sunak to come up with the goods that will stimulate the property market. We’ve already talked about what the March budget could have in store for homebuyers and...

Selling your property at an auction: The advantages and disadvantages

Firstly, don’t believe the myth that properties sold at auction are usually repossessions. Some are, of course, but the majority aren’t. In fact, the reality is that for certain kinds of private sellers, the auction process offers the prospect of...

Employers... have you prepared for the employment law changes in April 2020?

On April 6 th , the annual increase in statutory rates will come into effect , such as sick pay. In addition to this, further changes will be introduced in relation to the calculation of holiday pay, rights to receive a written statement of terms of...

New Bereavement Leave for grieving parents? How will this affect your business?

At present, all employees have the right to take a reasonable amount of unpaid time off work to deal with an emergency, including the death of a dependent. Employers are currently not legally required to provide paid leave for grieving parents. However,...

How the March budget could be a game-changer for the property market

After years of Brexit-based uncertainty in the property sector, 2020 looks set to be a strong year, with some predicting a ‘Boris bounce’ as pent up demand rejuvenates the market. Our first real clue as to how the Conservative majority...

What could the Mansion Tax mean for you?

The phrase ‘mansion tax’ has been echoing around the media recently, with rumours suggesting it could be announced in the March budget. The prospect of a high value property tax has been welcomed by some, yet caused anger amongst others, and...
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