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SDLT “Additional Residential Property” Consultation

SDLT "Additional Property" Consultation Many readers will be aware of the changes that were announced in the 2015 Autumn Statement regarding higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for purchasers of "additional properties". In short, the purchase of any new buy-to-let ... Read more

Give-it-Away’s Give-it-Away begins!

For a number of years Ashworths has supported Give-it-Away. Give-it-Away is not a charity in its own right, but is a company that develops and trades in property and gives ALL of its profits away to local charities.  In recognition ... Read more

Stamp Duty changes a few months on

The announcement by the chancellor at lunchtime on 3 December 2014 introducing changes to the stamp duty thresholds caused quite a stir in most property departments and estate agencies across England. A surreal panic set in since the reforms ... Read more

New Year’s Honours – Charlotte and Jane

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHARLOTTE AND JANE For more than four years, Ashworths has been a very proud supporter of Give It Away, a development company that donates all of its profits to local charitable causes.  We are only too happy to provide ... Read more

Offices to residential – Article 4 Direction

Offices to residential - Article 4 Direction What is an Article 4 Direction? Certain types of extensions to buildings and changes of use of buildings do not require full planning permission from the council. These forms of development are called permitted ... Read more

The Big Moving Day

The Big Moving Day I always think that moving house is rather like giving birth-months of waiting and then the big day being the birth or in the case of a house, the exchange of contracts. Reaching this point is ... Read more