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Department: Commercial Property

Commercial Property

Is stamp duty payable on commercial property?

Yes, Stamp Duty Land Tax is payable on commercial property with a purchase price of more than £150,000.

Commercial Property

What’s the difference between a lease, a licence and tenancy at will?

A lease grants rights of exclusive possession for a fixed period, usually providing a business tenant with security of tenure.

Commercial Property

What work can be carried out on a listed building?

Carrying out works to a listed building, whether internal or external, needs careful consideration.

Commercial Property

What are a landlord’s legal obligations in relation to smoke alarms?

There must be working smoke alarms on every floor of a rental property which is used as living accommodation as set out in The Smoke and Carbo

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What steps should I take to avoid property fraud?

You’re more at risk of property fraud if you rent out your property, live overseas, the property is empty or the property is mortgage-free. In

Commercial Property

How do I end a protected business tenancy using a section 25 notice?

There are two different ways to end a protected business tenancy, both requiring a section 25 notice to be served on the tenant.

Commercial Property

How should I give notice to a residential tenant to vacate my property?

There are two different ways to give notice to a tenant to vacate a property depending on your circumstances.

Commercial Property

How do I appeal planning refusal or challenge a planning approval?

If your planning application has been refused and you wish to appeal, you must appeal to the Planning Inspectorate within six months of the da