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Yearly Archives: 2015

Help to Buy ISA

10/12/2015

Help to Buy ISA The current help to buy system the government has in place is used by many and is a very useful way for first time buyers to buy new build homes. However there is still some criticism surrounding the scheme. The Help to Buy Scheme is brilliant, if you have the initial […]


Jacksons Law Firm announces new Residential Conveyancing department in its Newcastle office

Jacksons Law Firm announces new Residential Conveyancing department in its Newcastle office

16/11/2015

North East Law Firm, Jacksons, is delighted to announce the launch of its Residential Conveyancing department in Newcastle.  Solicitor, Jane Fiddes, joins the firm as Head of Residential Conveyancing in Newcastle to deal with growing demand from clients based in the Tyne and Wear area. Jane, from Cramlington, studied law at Northumbria University and spent […]


Jacksons Law Firm Assists on £7M Development in Birtley

Jacksons Law Firm Assists on £7M Development in Birtley

06/11/2015

North East Commercial law firm Jacksons, recently acted for Ravensworth Property Developments LLP on a £7 million development at Portobello Trade Park, Birtley, the first speculative industrial development in Gateshead for six years. Grant funding was obtained from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Sunderland City Council. The development consists of 15 new highly sustainable […]


Utilities Supplies and Compulsory Powers

30/10/2015

A service provider that is supplying a new or improved service connection may require any one of the following documents to provide it with the relevant permission to enter landowners’ land to install equipment and subsequently inspect maintain and repair it: Easement.  An easement is a document created by deed and provides for a right […]


Guarantee or Bond – which offers the best protection against insolvent or defaulting contractors?

30/10/2015

Two of the most common security instruments made available in the construction industry to employers/developers are performance bonds and parent company guarantees.  There advantages and disadvantages to each. Bonds This is usually provided by a bank, insurer or other financial institution who guarantees that it will pay the employer a specified sum (normally 10% of […]


Improving the private rental sector and tackling rouge landlords

30/10/2015

According to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) there will be new measures requiring landlords to conduct “right to rent” checks on their tenants’ immigration status before offering a tenancy agreement. In addition, there is to be a new criminal offence aimed at unscrupulous landlords and agents who fail to adhere to the […]


STAMP DUTY LAND TAX (SDLT) AND LEASES

30/10/2015

The Stamp Duty regime was replaced by Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in 2003.  SDLT is applicable to both residential and commercial properties and both freehold and leasehold properties.  Usually the amount of SDLT payable is clear when purchasing a property when the price or premium paid is compared against the usual SDLT thresholds. These […]


Review of the Planning Use Classes Order

30/10/2015

Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, planning permission is required for the carrying out on land of any development.  Development is defined as the “carrying out of building, engineering, mining or other operations in, on, over or under the land or the making of any material change in the use of any buildings […]


Jacksons re-appointed to NFU Legal Panel

Jacksons re-appointed to NFU Legal Panel

23/10/2015

L-R James  Copeland, Environment & Land User Adviser, Adrienne Patterson, Jacksons, Laurie Norris, County Advisor and Inderjit Gill, Jacksons. Jacksons law firm has been re-appointed to the National Farmers Union (NFU) Legal Panel for the North East of England, following a rigorous and robust re-selection process. Jacksons, who have an office in Stockton and Newcastle, […]


Jacksons Law Firm Team Expansion

Jacksons Law Firm Team Expansion

21/10/2015

North East Law Firm, Jacksons continues to grow with the appointment of new team members and staff promotions. Michael Sproates recently qualified as a solicitor after successfully completing his legal training at Jacksons.  He has been with the firm for three years and works in the commercial litigation department in the Stockton office. Residential conveyancing […]


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