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Potential Stamp Duty Land Tax Trap

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Many owners of leasehold commercial properties will be aware that Stamp Duty Land Tax is often payable when you enter into that lease. Whether Stamp Duty is payable depends on a number of factors including the length of the term and the amount of rent...

Business Sales - Why you can't just sell and walk away

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When business owners reach the difficult and often emotional decision to sell a business which they have either started or grown, they might think that once the deal is done they can leave the business in the capable hands of the new owner and move on to...

Positive growth in Commercial Property

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Positive Signs of Growth in Commercial Property Transactions According to a report published in June 2019 based on Land Registry data, there are currently positive signs of growth in the commercial property sector. The report published by Search Acumen...

Selling a privately owned limited company?

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It’s all in the planning when it comes to selling privately-owned companies. For the shareholding directors of many privately-owned companies, the end-game is focused on selling up before moving on to new ventures or sometimes...

Proposed reforms to the leasehold system in England

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The government has now published its response to the recent consultation on proposed reforms that will affect the current system of leasehold property ownership in England. The government opened the consultation on 15 October 2018 and received over...

Limited Companies - Harrods, Dyson, You?

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Harrods and electrical pioneer Dyson use the same business model as the local tradesman with a van displaying ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’. Yes, really! This exceptional commercial tool is suitable for businesses of a...

Our Commercial Property Case Studies

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The commercial department continues to deal with a varied range of property and corporate transactions including: Luxury Barns Project Specialist commercial property solicitor Jane Laird represented a developer who purchased...

Our recent Commercial Case Studies

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The firm’s commercial department has in recent weeks completed a wide range of deals including: Sale of National Engineering Company. The firm’s commercial partner Andrew Ashley-Edwards recently completed a high value deal...

Business Partnerships: What You Need to Know

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What type of business do you operate as? Is it a partnership? If you and another person carry on a business in common with a view of making profit, then you may be operating as a traditional partnership and not have even known it! That is one of...

Why Small Businesses matter...

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Business law specialist Andrew Ashley-Edwards shares his thoughts on his long running affection for the nation’s small businesses. There is no disguising the general decline of the Great British high street in the 21st century and it is regularly...