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property news july 2020


Published: 16/07/2020   Last Updated: 16/07/2020 14:35:22   Tags: Capital, Gains, Tax, Increases, Uk, 2020

Major capital gains tax increases ‘could kill the property market’

Read the full article at PropertyEye

property news july 2020


Published: 16/07/2020   Last Updated: 16/07/2020 14:36:52   Tags: Stamp, Duty, Land, Tax, Temporary, Reduced, Rates, Uk, July, 2020, Hug, Shaw, Estate, Agent, Baker,

Reduced rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will apply for residential properties purchased from 8 July 2020 until 31 March 2021 inclusive.

Changes to Planning Laws UK - Due September 2020


Published: 01/07/2020   Last Updated: 01/07/2020 10:47:44   Tags: New, Changes, To, Building, Planning, Laws, September, 2020, Uk

Bojo’s huge changes to planning laws to free up house builders

    Swathes of planning 'red tape' are to be swept aside to help builders construct on brownfield sites more easily as Bojo declares war on 'newt counting'.

Read the full article here at The Negotiator

Government announces radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus.


Published: 23/03/2020   Last Updated: 25/03/2020 15:43:22   Tags: Uk, Government, Coronavirus, News, Update, Rent, Landlords, Tenants,

The government has announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. As a result, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time.

At the end of this period, landlords and tenants will be expected to work together to establish an affordable repayment plan, taking into account tenants’ individual circumstances.

You can read more details here by following this link

UK Coronovirus 2020


Published: 18/03/2020   Last Updated: 21/03/2020 19:58:48   Tags: Uk, Economy, Coronovirus, News, 2020, Chancellor, Government, Rishi Sunak, Emergency, Covid-19

UK Coronavirus
 - 18th March 2020 -

Chancellor unveils £350bn lifeline for economy

Important Information - Please Read

Published: 26/02/2020   Last Updated: 26/03/2020 12:35:56   Tags: Viewings, Tenants, Landlords, Property, COVID-19, UK, Symptoms, Contact

As the situation continues to develop, we want to assure you of our commitment to the health and safety of our clients, customers, tenants, residents, property owners and staff. 

We are continuing to operate and carry out business whilst ensuring we follow government guidelines. We have asked our staff to work remotely and to report if they experience any of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.  

If you as a Landlord, Tenant, or Vendor have experienced any of the Coronavirus symptoms where this would have an impact on attending the property, we would ask you to advise us as soon as possible so that we can pause viewings and contact until the recommended time period has passed and you or anyone in the household are no longer displaying symptoms.

Emails & Communications
Whilst we fully intend to continue business as usual you may encounter some delays in our response but we will endeavour to acknowledge and reply to all emails wherever possible.

Property Management / Maintenance
If you are aware of any maintenance issues, please report this to us as usual at Please note that contractors and engineers may not be available but we shall try to deal with any urgent issues as promptly as possible under the circumstances. In extreme cases please call 07770 224 696 only if the matter is urgent.

During these challenging times our thoughts are very much with those who have been affected and continue to be affected by this virus around the world.

Thank you for your co-operation

Tenant Fee Ban 1st June 2019


Published: 03/05/2019   Last Updated: 03/05/2019 15:13:16   Tags: Tenant, Fee, Ban, 2019, Uk, Lettings, Rentals, Hugh F Shaw Estate Agents


Relevant letting fees and tenant protection information……….

From 1st June 2019 the Tenant Fee Ban comes into force in the UK. Whilst some charges are due to be abolished and/or amended under the Bill, as well as paying the rent tenants will also be required to make ‘permitted payments’. To read more about these please visit

Hugh F Shaw & Co Ltd is a member of Propertymark Client Money Protection Money scheme which is a client money protection scheme and also a member of The Property Ombudsman which is a redress scheme. You can find more details at our website.

Tenant Fee Ban 1st June 2019


Published: 03/05/2019   Last Updated: 03/05/2019 14:56:46   Tags: Permitted Payments, Relevant Letting, Fees, Tenant, 2019, Uk, Lettings, Rentals, Hugh F Shaw Estate

Relevant letting fees and tenant protection information from 1st June…

As well as paying the rent, tenants may also be required to make permitted payments.
 Below is a brief guide to the changes, however for more in depth information please follow the link

Permitted payments 

Before the tenancy starts (payable to the Agent)

Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent

Deposit: 5 weeks’ rent

During the tenancy (payable to the Agent)

Payment if you want to change the tenancy agreement

Payment of interest for the late payment of rent 

Payment for the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices

Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy

During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable

Utilities – gas, electricity, water

Communications – telephone and broadband

Installation of cable/satellite

Subscription to cable/satellite supplier

Television licence

Council Tax

Other permitted payments

Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.

Residential Letting UK Regulations 2018


Published: 10/01/2018   Last Updated: 10/01/2018 11:00:56   Tags: Residential, Letting, UK, Regulations, 2018, ARLA, Right To Rent, Tenant Fees

Residential Lettings
Member Regulations 2018
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