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New tax regime could ‘impact on trusts and wills’

New tax regime could ‘impact on trusts and wills’

Recent changes in the tax regime could have an adverse effect on many trusts and wills. The new Government’s first budget increased Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to 28% for higher rate taxpayers. The Law Society has warned that this new rate “will charge any gains made while an estate is being administered and also gains…

Government confirms October start date for Equality Act

Government confirms October start date for Equality Act

The Government has confirmed that the Equality Act will start to come into effect in October. The Act, which brings together nine separate pieces of legislation under one umbrella, was introduced by the previous Labour administration. There was some speculation that the new coalition was not committed to the Act but the Government Equalities Office…

Neighbour dispute settled by assessing the lie of the land

Neighbour dispute settled by assessing the lie of the land

That was the ruling of the Court of Appeal in the case of two neighbours who both believed they owned the stream that separated their properties. Both properties were originally owned by the same person. When the land was split into two and sold separately, the plans and legal documents didn’t make it clear where…

Housing Trust’s appeal to strike out nuisance claim issued by tenant fails

Housing Trust’s appeal to strike out nuisance claim issued by tenant fails

This case could have real implications for landlords so is one to watch carefully. The tenant claims to have been suffering from nuisance on a paved area just outside their reception room for nearly four years (as well as nuisance from the communal areas). They issued proceedings against their landlord for failing to take reasonable…