Name

Fiona McNulty

Legal Q&A: are huge letting agency fees legal?

My girlfriend is trying to rent a one-bedroom flat but the letting agency have asked her to pay £500 for them to take the flat off the market, £300 admin fee, a deposit of six weeks' rent and an inventory fee. Is this legal?

Legal Q&A: how do the new stamp duty rules work?

We are buying a new house and wish to gift our family home to our children. I believe our family residence will be exempt from capital gains tax but will stamp duty be payable on both properties and will we have to pay the higher rate on our new property?