The Notaries Society has described notaries as representing, “the oldest and smallest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales”. Many notaries are also solicitors, but not all solicitors are qualified as notaries; there are approximately 775 notaries in England and Wales. A notary public is mostly concerned with authenticating and certifying signatures, documents…Details
The relief of Stamp Duty Land Tax is being tapered out with the biggest reduction ending on 30th June. How will this affect the Housing Market?
Stamp Duty Land Tax is currently only paid by buyers who are purchasing an English residential property which is valued above £500,000. The Stamp Duty rate varies depending on the price of properties and the number of properties owned. The SDLT Holiday which was due to end on 31st March 2021 has now been extended…Details
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a compulsory tax which must be paid if you buy a property over a certain price in England. The current SDLT threshold for residential properties is £500,000; however, this is changing from the 30thJune 2021. From 1st April 2021, a new SDLT rate was introduced for buyers of residential…Details
Meadows Ryan Solicitors Ltd welcomes Alastair Hargreaves, Chartered Legal Executive to the property department of the firm.
Alastair has amassed a wealth of experience in residential and commercial property matters, including acquisitions of companies and assets, leasehold and enfranchisement matters, financial restructuring, complex land registry issues and claims for adverse possession. He receives repeat instructions from a number of property investment companies and commercial landlords. Alastair’s career experience includes acting in the…Details
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has protected more than 11 million jobs since its inception last March and with the news of the Chancellor’s recent extension, will continue to do so until October this year. But is this enough? Many businesses are facing the stark realisation that in order to neutralise or indeed marginally lessen…Details
Back in July 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday in England and Northern Ireland to boost the property market after it was hit by a national lockdown. The stamp duty was reduced to zero in cases where the purchase of a main home was £500,000 or under. A…Details
There is no doubt about it, COVID-19 and its subsequent variants are going nowhere in a hurry. Its treacherous path continues to disrupt businesses worldwide and employers are under increasing pressure to reduce their headcount. The redundancy process can be very complex, not to mention costly, so employers need to be aware of their respective…Details
Meadows Ryan Solicitors Ltd welcome three new consultants to the firm: Sarah Barnes-Whurr: Residential Property Sarah joins the Meadows Ryan team having worked in residential conveyancing firms within her local area of Surbiton, Thames Ditton, Kingston Upon Thames and Esher for several years. She has extensive experience of her local area, both through work and…Details
Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 has been suspended and amended by The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 [2020/914] which came into force on 29 August 2020. The below notice periods are applicable to notices served between 29 August 2020 and 31 March 2021. What are the…Details
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2020
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 came into effect on 26 June 2020 to protect businesses during the corona virus pandemic. Some of the ‘Relevant Periods’ of the temporary measures, which were due to expire on 30 September 2020, have been extended by The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the…Details
Meadows Ryan Solicitors are proud to renew their sponsorship for Junior Tennis at St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club
Longstanding Club members Peter Meadows and Piers Meadows, through Meadows Ryan Solicitors, are very pleased to renew their successful sponsorship of the junior tennis section of St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club. The sponsorship by the firm assists with the funding of the full and varied programme for the thriving junior section at the Club.…Details
Wills witnessed over Zoom and Skype are to be legalised, as the government ushers in a major overhaul of probate legislation in the wake of Covid-19. New rules will allow testators’ signatures to be witnessed using video conferencing software, such as Zoom, Facetime and Skype. Once a will has been signed by the testator it…Details