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Enhancing Transparency in Property Transactions

Updates to BASPI and TA6 Forms in the UK In an attempt to further greater transparency and provide crucial information to buyers, on 25 March 2024 updates have been introduced to the Buyer’s and Seller’s Property Information (BASPI) schema in the UK. This updated version brings amendments to both Part […]
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Singapore’s Cross-Border Insolvency Law

The Scope of Singapore’s Cross-Border Insolvency Law: The Ascentra case In Ascentra Holdings, Inc (in official liquidation) and Ord v SPGK Pte Ltd [2023] 2 SLR 421, Singapore’s Court of Appeal (‘CA’) clarified the scope of Singapore’s cross-border insolvency law. It held that Singapore’s adapted version of UNCITRAL’s Model Law […]
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Immigration – New Rules Update

An update on our previous article, New Year, New Rules. Skilled Worker- minimum annual salary threshold The salary threshold for Skilled Workers will increase to £38,700.00 on 04 April 2024. It is important to note that, according to the Minister for Legal Migration, “those already in the Skilled work route, […]
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Tenant’s Options to Buy The Freehold – Commercial Leasehold Property

In a recent important decision on IAA VEHICLE SERVICES LIMITED – v – HBC LIMITED, the high court has granted specific performance of tenant’s options to buy the freehold of the property. The tenant held three leases, which were protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, gave notice to […]
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New Year, New Rules

On Monday 04 December 2023, UK Home Secretary revealed plans to reduce Immigration level to the United Kingdom, stating that his plan will ‘deliver the biggest ever reduction in net migration’. These planned measures are set to affect both businesses and individuals in the new year and follow on from […]
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UK Visa Fees to Rise from October 2023

Upcoming UK Visa Fee Changes: What You Need to Know.  The United Kingdom is set to implement significant changes to its visa fees, effective from 4th October 2023.  The forthcoming changes to UK visa fees represent a shift in the government’s approach to immigration. While these adjustments may pose challenges […]
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Social Housing Act to Become Law

In a resounding moment for social equality and urban development, the Social Housing Act has received assent, marking a significant stride towards ensuring affordable and secure housing for all citizens. With housing affordability and availability posing pressing challenges in many modern cities, this landmark legislation is poised to reshape the […]
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Private Landlords face barrage of new rules

The Renters’ Reform Bill represents a significant overhaul of the private rented sector (PRS) in England & Wales, marking the most substantial changes in 30 years. In June 2022, the government released a white paper, A Fairer Private Rented Sector, detailing its proposals. Following the King’s coronation, the government confirmed that […]
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India opens its legal market to foreign players

On March 15, 2023, the Bar Council of India (BCI) made an historic announcement regarding the Indian legal market: foreign lawyers and foreign law firms will now be permitted to practice law in India. This decision marks a major shift in the Indian legal landscape, and is expected to have […]
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