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The conveyancing protocol is the Law Society’s preferred practice for residential conveyancing transactions. Members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme are expected to follow the procedures for all freehold and leasehold conveyancing procedures.
HM Land Registry recommend users of their online services via the HM Land Registry portal, access them through one of the browsers they support.
From 1 October 2014, if you file an SDLT return on paper you must enter a valid local authority code.
From 30 June, Land Registry will scan, then destroy, original documents and certified copies that accompany applications to change the register.
Stephen Jewell, of HM Revenue and Customs, explains the importance of quoting the correct reference number and bank details when paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).
The Law Society has launched a new form - LPE1 - for capturing information about a property held by landlords, management companies and managing agents.
HMRC's online services will close at 06:00 on Friday 11 October 2013 and re-open at 06:00 on Monday 14 October 2013.
Stamp Taxes Helpline and Orderline now have new 0300 telephone numbers.
Charities may be able to claim back overpaid stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on certain purchases following a Court of Appeal decision.
Instead, use of e-DRS and information services will be subject to Land Registry's conditions of use.
The general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) that came into force on 17 July 2013 applies to stamp duty land tax as well as other taxes.
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Peter Farrington looks at some of the ways in which an investigator can help in possession proceedings.
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