Articles by Sarah Reynolds

Service Charge recovery: an unusual but salutary lesson

In the case of Sheffield City Council v Oliver the Court of Appeal looked at the impact of third party contributions – in this instance Government funding – on service charge recovery. Both landlords and tenants should take note, as the principles go beyond the specific facts of the case. Most of the flats within the […]

Overall housing supply and economic performance is key to understanding the post-Brexit property market

We already reported a marked cooling in the volume of residential property transactions prior to the referendum. In the immediate aftermath of the shock result whilst the dust attempts to settle, many commentators appear to agree that it is still too early to say what the effect of Brexit will have on the property sector, […]

Property market update: stamp duty changes and Brexit

We have not been surprised to witness a significant slowdown in the housing market following the buy-to-let rush to complete on transactions before the 31 March deadline on stamp duty rises for second homes. The UK’s largest lender, Halifax, reported that house prices had dropped by 0.8% during April as buy-to let purchasers practically vanished […]

Draft Finance Bill 2013: Implications for High Value UK Residential Property

Sarah Reynolds looks at the impact of the imminent Finance Bill 2013 on high end residential properties in the UK

Property Update: Coming up in 2013

The government wants to show that it is serious about stimulating the economy and spearheading the necessary growth to drag the country out of recession. It remains to be seen whether the liberalisation of planning laws will kickstart economic activity, but the climate certainly appears to be shifting in favour of allowing development. As a result, it is more important than ever that both developers and residents are aware of the forthcoming changes to the law, and how they will be affected